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Launching of the Cambodia-China University of Technology and Science in the Cambodian capital – Xinhua

Launching of the Cambodia-China University of Technology and Science in the Cambodian capital – Xinhua

An aerial photo taken on December 20, 2023 shows the campus of the Cambodia Chinese University of Technology and Science (CamTech) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. CamTech was inaugurated here on Wednesday, with the aim of providing opportunities to young talents to obtain high level of higher education. The university was jointly established by the Chinese Chemists' Federation of Cambodia and Nanjing Vocational University of Industrial Technology. (Photo by Fan Buff/Xinhua)

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — The Cambodia-China University of Technology and Science (CamTech) opened on Wednesday in Phnom Penh, aiming to provide opportunities for young talents to obtain a high level of higher education.

Speaking at the event, Cambodian Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chun Naron said the university will play an important role in helping develop human resources in Cambodia, especially in science and technology.

“The university is another new achievement of cooperation between Cambodia and China for human resources development, and is a strong testimony to the people-to-people communication between Cambodia and China,” he said.

He added: “I believe that the university will be a sacred place that can change the fate of students and realize their dreams.”

Naron said that improving the quality of higher education in science and technology is an important strategy for developing human resources to achieve the country's development goals, which are to become an upper middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050.

According to the minister, the Southeast Asian country currently has 132 higher education institutions, a significant increase compared to only eight in 1997.

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The university was jointly established by the Chinese Chemists' Federation of Cambodia and Nanjing Vocational University of Industrial Technology.

Reith Sovandalen, a 20-year-old data science student at the newly opened university, said the university is a treasure trove of knowledge for students, especially in the fields of science and technology.

“The university is equipped with a pilot laboratory and offers specialized courses in modern technologies, which are much needed in the labor market in Cambodia,” she told Xinhua News Agency. “There are not many data scientists in Cambodia, so I hope I will be a valuable talent for Cambodia in this field when I graduate.”

Te Singuk, a 22-year-old architecture student at the Cambodia Chinese University of Technology and Science, said the university mainly focuses on technology and is more modern than other schools in the kingdom.

“I hope that when I graduate, I will have a specific skill that suits me, with a world-class degree, so that I can find a job easily,” he told Xinhua News Agency.

Located in Chroy Changvar Satellite City in Phnom Penh's Chroy Changvar district, the campus consists of a main building, modern facilities, an experimental laboratory, a garden and a canteen.