Drinking from the Same River First Lancang-Mekong College University

“Drinking from the Same River”: First Lancang-Mekong College/University
Presidents’ Forum on Education for Regional Development
Mr. Min Seiha (Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences) & Mr. Chheang Sangvath
(Associate Dean, College of Education)

On November 25-28, 2012, participants were from 34 colleges and universities in Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam attended this joint First Lancang-Mekong College/University Presidents’ Forum on Education for Regional Development, hosted by Lincang Teaching College.

The three representatives from the University of Cambodia were Mr. Chheang Sangvath, Director of the Office of Student Service and Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for the College of Education; Mr. Min Seiha, Associate Dean for the College of Social Sciences; and Mr. Chum Chandarin, a part-time member of the faculty of the College of Education.

The forum aimed to strengthen the growth of higher education institutions and their mutual cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Participating institutions each gave a short presentation on topics related to the theme of the Forum. Mr. Chheang Sangvath presented on “Construction of Advanced Higher Learning Institutions for Regional development”, Mr. Min Seiha presented on “The Higher Learning Institutions’ Roles in the Development of the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Social Development”, and Mr. Chum Chandarin presented on “Higher Education in Cambodian: from Nationalization to Globalization”.

At the end of the forum, there was a ceremony for the signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between Lincang Teacher College and various colleges and universities in the region. As a result of fruitful discussions, the representatives of UC were asked to consider signing such an MoU between Lincang Teacher College and the University of Cambodia at the next annual meeting.

In addition, there was a guided campus tour of Lincang Teacher College and traditional shows of minority ethnic dances, as well as tea-making and food and beverage serving.

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