The State of Academic Freedom in Cambodia

This article was published by Asian Vision Institute on 20 July 2020. Kimkong Heng Academic freedom, according to Cary Nelson, Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the freedom to “engage in intellectual debate without fear of censorship or retaliation”. It allows researchers, academics, teachers and students to express their viewsContinue reading “The State of Academic Freedom in Cambodia”

The Role of University Leadership in Promoting Research in Cambodia

This article was published by Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) on June 22 2020. By Kimkong Heng To set the scene, Cambodia lags behind its neighbours in terms of research and publication. Based on my analysis, the Kingdom is ranked 8th among the 10 countries in Southeast Asia when considering the total numberContinue reading “The Role of University Leadership in Promoting Research in Cambodia”

Why Cambodia Should Aggressively Promote Research

An opinion article published in Cambodianess on May 26, 2020. By Kimkong Heng Doctoral candidate in education at the University of Queensland, Australian Awards scholar and research fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Kimkong Heng states the case for a greater commitment to research, academia and innovation in Cambodia. Research is aContinue reading “Why Cambodia Should Aggressively Promote Research”

The need to establish research universities in Cambodia

An article published by The Phnom Penh Post on 12 Sep 2019. By Kimkong Heng 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 establishContinue reading “The need to establish research universities in Cambodia”

Building a research culture in Cambodia

An article published by Khmer Times on 23 May 2019. By Kimkong Heng It is a cliché to say that Cambodia lacks a research culture. It is also not uncommon to hear phrases such as “no reading culture,” “no research culture,” or “limited research” in the context of Cambodia. The Cambodian government, though the MinistryContinue reading “Building a research culture in Cambodia”

Kingdom should promote university research

An op-ed published in the Phnom Penh Post By Kimkong Heng University lecturers have three major roles that are normally expected of them – teaching, research and service. Research is fundamental to the tripartite role of lecturers. It allows for the creation of new knowledge or the use of existing knowledge in a new way.Continue reading “Kingdom should promote university research”