Welcome to LIFT issue 4

Welcome to LIFT issue 4

The options for higher education in Cambodia have grown exponentially over the past decade. There are now nearly 100 higher education institutions, all of which have different programmes, priorities and practices built into their academic and business plans.

While growth is a good thing, it also makes for an extremely difficult decision as graduates decide where they should pursue further studies. Many private schools in Cambodia and high schools overseas have faculty whose job is to guide students in making this decision, but in Cambodia students are often left to make this choice on their own.

The truth is, some schools in Cambodia have good programmes and are working to make them better, while other schools exist mainly as a business – with little attention paid to the quality of their academic programmes.

This issue will focus on the quality of education, giving you a framework by which to judge your own school or to begin looking for a school if you haven’t begun or want to continue your post-secondary studies (see our quality guide on the back page of this issue).

Striving to get a degree is a worthwhile effort, but all degrees are not the same, and if you do not have the skills to go along with the paper, it will not get you far. Highly skilled jobs require highly skilled people. Employers are not just looking for graduates they are looking for graduates with the practical knowledge to jump into the workplace with minimal additional training.

The amount of work you put in will inevitably reflect the amount of skills you take away from college, regardless of the school you choose. However, if you select the best university for you, not only will you enjoy your collegiate experience more, you will be better fit to join the work force upon graduating.


  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman