The Japan International Cooperation Agency has signed an agreement with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia to strengthen engineering education and research for industrial development.
The agreement was signed by Education Ministry secretary of state Yuok Ngoy, ITC director general Om Romny and JICA representative Sugano Yuichi on Tuesday.
According to a press release, the agreement includes a project that will help ITC enhance its education and research capabilities by implementing laboratory based education.
Soun Veasna, a JICA programme officer, said the project will allow students to learn practical skills.
“At a laboratory, which is headed by faculty members and composed of post-doctoral students, graduate students, and 4th-year undergraduate students, students can obtain not only expertise and problem-solving abilities, but also soft skills such as management and communication skills by practical education through research,” he said.
“Also, in a laboratory, besides teaching by a faculty member to the students, there are various interactions such as assistance to academic staff’s research by students, teaching to younger students by senior students, and mutual learning among students,” he added.
“These interactions will contribute to improving students’ communication skills, cooperativeness, management skills, and leadership.”
The project will target four departments at ITC.