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EU Provides Scholarships to 53 Cambodian Students

AKP Phnom Penh, August 29, 2012 —

Under the Erasmus Mundus program, in the academic year 2012-2013, the European Union (EU) is providing scholarships to 53 Cambodian students and academic staff to study and teach in Europe, Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia’s press release said this morning.

According to the press release, the Cambodian students will pursue Undergraduate, Master, Graduate, Doctorate, and Post-Doctorate Degree program in 11 European countries including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

They will explore their study in different subjects in architecture, business, biomedical sciences, civil engineering, education, experimental sciences and sustainability, fish ecology, food contaminant and mycotoxin, electric engineering, gender, international relations, IT, nuclear engineering, management of environment and bio resources, master of management, master of mechanical engineer, master of science in mecanics of materials and structures, sustainable management of food quality, and Transport Economics, the press release said.

EU Ambassador H.E. Jean-François Cautain, Head of EU Delegation to the Kingdom of Cambodia said he is very proud to announce that in 2012, 53 Cambodians are expected to start their Erasmus Mundus experience and will have the opportunity to study in different EU countries.

“These studies will not only benefit the students and academics by getting high-standard courses in world-renowned European Universities but will also provide them a priceless personal experience of sharing and understanding different cultures,” added Ambassador Cautain.

These scholarship and academic exchange program are instruments which complement the EU’s bilateral support to Cambodia in the education sector. The EU provides up to €10 million (US$13mn) per year to the education sector to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports’ efforts to improve education access and quality, and also provide support to NGOs to implement education and training projects for vulnerable populations, it added.

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

By KHAN Sophirom

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Written by Kham

29/08/2012 at 6:39 pm

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