Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - What's new? Sineru Institute

What's new? Sineru Institute

What's new? Sineru Institute

110914_lift11

AFTER receiving their results, many Baccalaureate graduates are struggling to find universities where they can obtain higher qualifications. Some may have chosen a university, but some may not. In this issue, Lift magazine introduces you to a brand-new university.

The Sineru Institute, located at 5B, 6B and 7B, near the Toul Kork roundabout, in Phnom Penh’s Beoung Kak district, was officially established just last month.

It is the first private institute that specialises solely in architecture, interior design, construction and information as a bachelor degree.

As well as these specialised skills, the Sineru Institute offers courses such as 3D max, Autocad 2D-3D, Photoshop, Illustrator and an interior design course.

The school’s aim is to impart skills the market needs: creativity, innovation, practice and theory.

School director Nom Sotheary, 29, says:  “We have observed that most universities in Cambodia provide only foreign concepts in their architecture or design majors, but here we provide both Khmer and foreign concepts so students will be able to formulate their own concepts. We call it creativity and innovation.

“We have selected most of the outstanding professors who have experience  working as architects abroad to train our students. Moreover, we have a real field construction for students to practise on during their studies.”

The school has enough facilities: computers, air-conditioners, Internet, etc. There are a laboratory and a conference room on campus, but there are only 10 classrooms.

Fees range from $600 to $800 for an academic year, depending on the major a student chooses, Nom Sotheary says.

Moreover, the Sineru Institute provides full and half scholarships for 160 students per major. So don’t miss the scholarship exam if you’re looking for those majors.

MOST VIEWED

  • PM: All 10 Asean countries to receive Rainsy arrest warrants

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states will receive warrants for the arrest of Sam Rainsy. The warrants have already been sent to Laos and Thailand. He was speaking at a joint press conference at

  • Human rights report biased, says Cambodia

    Cambodia has accused the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday of having “undermined the principle of objectivity”. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN said the Office of the

  • Kingdom okays 2,400MW power purchase from Laos

    A cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided that the government will purchase 2,400MW of electricity from Laos. A briefing document uploaded by government spokesman Phay Siphan to his Facebook page confirmed this. It said Cambodia will buy exclusive power from two coal-fired power plants in Laos –

  • The need to establish research universities in Cambodia

    In an era of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, it is difficult, if not impossible, to disregard the regional and global trend toward building world-class universities. Many governments in Asia and Africa are making significant efforts to establish research-intensive universities to catch up