Issue 19
Monday, 24 October 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Masters by research graduates Novuthny Hak and Ly Tran with Professor Peter Kell and His Excellency Mr Ngoy Mak
Masters by research graduates Novuthny Hak and Ly Tran with Professor Peter Kell and His Excellency Mr Ngoy Mak

Cambodian Masters students graduate

By Leanne Miles

The School of Education recently hosted His Excellency Mr Ngoy Mak, Director General of Higher Education in Cambodia, to showcase and further its ongoing partnership with Cambodia.

Mr Ngoy attended the CDU October graduation ceremony to congratulate the first group of Higher Education Quality and Capacity Improvement Project scholarship recipients from Cambodia, who completed their Masters by research degrees with CDU.

The fellowship program is one of several higher education pathways developed between CDU and the Ministry of Education of Cambodia as part of a three-year partnership collaboration.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Peter Kell said the graduation was a milestone in the partnership.

“I look forward to further engaging with Cambodian educational institutions to build relationships, develop teacher education programs and joint (doctoral) research, and through these initiatives, help to internationalise our own educational programs and research.”

As part of the partnership CDU preservice teachers have completed practicums in Cambodia under the New Colombo Plan and CDU academics have travelled there to deliver professional development workshops for teachers.