UC Associate Dean Receives ASEAN Visiting Fellowship Award

UC Associate Dean Receives ASEAN Visiting Fellowship Award

By Chheang Sangvath

Mr.Chheang Sangvath (UC Associate Dean for College of Education and Director for Office of Student Academic Affairs) received an ASEAN Visiting Fellowship Award to attend Mahidol University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities program in Thailand. The fellowship program is for a duration of 6 months, starting from December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. The fellowship
is part of Mahidol University program aimed at promoting faculty capacity building in teaching, research, and management at the post graduate level, in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Also the program is designed to help Mr. Chheang integrate and prepare for his academic pursuit of a Ph.D. Last year, Mr. Chheang was accepted into the Doctor of Education Program in Educational Management from Mahidol University. Starting from January 2014 until December 2016, he will be working to perfect his professional and personal capacity in the educational sector to earn his Doctorate Degree.

During twelve years working with Higher Education Institutions, Mr.Chheang has been involved in teaching, research, evaluation, curriculum development, and other administrative work. At the completion of his program, he will return to the University of Cambodia, share and use his knowledge and experience to help the country constructive develop. The University of Cambodia partially funds the program and fully supports Mr. Chheang’s pursuit of his personal and professional development.

In addition, Mr. Jong provided tips on how to successfully adjust and adapt to life in Korea. He focused on
three mains areas:

1. How to prepare for study in Korea.
2. How to enjoy Korean life style.
3. How to get a job after study in Korea.

In the next 20 to 30 years there will be a decline in Korean student enrolment. The Korean government’s plan is to supplement student demand with international student enrolment. By providing scholarships to ASEAN member states, it not only helps increase student enrolment, also diversifies the Korean student body and diversifies perspectives and experience of ASEAN-Korea students studying in all Korean universities. Students interested in applying for a scholarship to study in Korea should be on the lookout for scholarship opportunities provided by the Korean government through their respected universities, follow KINSA online at www.kinsa.org, and do their own personal research and apply directly to Korea universities of their interest.