About

Introduction

Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear formerly Maharishi Vedic University, was established in 1991 under the initiative of the Royal Government of Cambodia with the support of Australian Aid for Cambodia Fund (AACF) in Kamchaymear District, Prey Veng Province corresponding to the long-term vision of Samdech Akka Moha Thamma Pothisal Chea Sim, President of National Senate of Kingdom of Cambodia taking into consideration the future of youths in all provinces-municipalities of the Kingdom of Cambodia aiming to equip them with adequate capacity to respond to the labour market for contributing to the social development. Since AACF ended its aid package, Samdech Krola Hom Sar Kheng Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior was entrusted by the Royal Government with the leading role in the construction and development of Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear to promote its new image and trust in the field of higher education training.

So far, Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear has employed 80 academic staffs, most of whom are master’s degree holders and accepted applications from about 5000 students at main campus Kamchaymear district and its two principal branch offices of Prey Veng provincial branch and Kampong Cham provincial branch. The University has been continuing to satisfactorily improve the qualifications of its academic staffs and existing students and graduates towards meeting the current market demand. There has been an increase in the administrative and financial services in each department to respond to the actual demands. The provision of community services has been very attracting for the public. Meanwhile, attention has been paid on scientific research taken as the high priority at this University.

Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear is respected for its excellence in education, its healthy and harmonious environment, and its high quality of life. It is unique in adding to traditional education systematic programs to develop the full potential of the student. Our students make rapid progress, not only in academic achievement, but also in developing their creativity, intelligence and radiant good health.

Governing Board

After the official inauguration of newly built infrastructures on June 6, 2013 chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Krola Hom Sar Kheng Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior has been entrusted by the Royal Government of Cambodia with the role as Chairman of Governing Board of Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear with two Vice Chairmen and 15 members.

History   

Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear formerly Maharishi Vedic University is the first university established in 1991 after the 7th January 1979 Victory Day in the rural part of Cambodia under the cooperation between Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Kingdom of Cambodia and Australian Aid for Cambodia Fund and under operation to offer master’s degree, bachelor’s degree and associate degree training programs for students.

CSUK is a public higher education institution. The university was run by Cambodian Government appointed administrators and foreign specialists and advisors. Australian Aid for Cambodia Fund provided support on operational expenses and foreigner professors before its mission ended in late 2008. The University changed its name to Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear on December 9, 2008.

The construction of new infrastructure has been initiated and directed by Samdech Krala Hom Sar Kheng Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Lok Chumteav Nhem Sakhan and was inaugurated on 6 June 2013 presided by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The main campus of Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear is located in Thnal Keng village, Smoang Cheung commune, Kamchaymear district, Prey Veng province, Cambodia, 110 kilometers from Phnom Penh along National Road 8 east of Phnom Penh.

The University has 02 branches, one in Prey Veng provincial town and the other in Kampong Cham provincial town, enrolling a total of approximately 5000 students who are from provinces-municipalities of Kingdom of Cambodia.  

Vision

To become a leading higher education institute in the Kingdom of Cambodia in the provision of quality higher education services and towards excellence recognized nationally, regionally and internationally.

Missions

To ensure materialization of the above vision, Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear has set the following missions to be fulfilled:

  1. Provide training for students to become expert and technical professionals at advanced and secondary education levels and short-term and long-term vocational training to equip them with full capacities on the knowledge and skills and develop their attitude to become a good citizen, know how to live together with harmony and national conscience and that responds to the needs for social, economic and cultural development regionally and internationally.
  2. To become a leading institution in the provision of education on technical field, science, arts and humanities and languages.
  3. To become an institution that produces academic curriculums for all levels of technical and vocational training.
  4. To become a leading institution in scientific research and offering consultation for enterprises and agriculture sector.
  5. To operate as an institution with good governance on administrative services, state property management and financial management with the accountability and transparency. 

Goals

  1. Institutional development, enhancing the management and leadership
  2. Development of physical infrastructures
  3. Human resource development
  4. Promoting quality of training and education
  5. Enhancing and expanding scientific research and national-international cooperation
  6. Enhancing and expanding the technology transfer and community development
  7. Entrepreneur development
  8. Monitoring and evaluation

Management Structure

Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear has a governance system to ensure the attainment of its set missions. The Governing Board and Executive Director play a core role in shaping the development goals of Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear and identifying priority issues that need to be addressed while also taking a pivotal role in developing simply practical plans. Administrative staffs have a crucial role to play in supporting the teaching and learning process in Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear. To facilitate more effectiveness in the performance towards achieving fruitful results, Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear has a comprehensive applicable governance and administration policy. 

  1. Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear is under the direction of its Governing Board as provided under Sub-Decree No. 321 ANKR.TT dated February 28, 2014, whose key roles are to formulate policies, make reforms and comment on strategic plans and annual plans.
  2. The University’s management is composed of a rector, vice rector, dean, executive director and institute director, that have major duties in the management and leadership on recommendation of the Governing Board.
  3. Middle-level executive officers include vice dean, branch executive director, deputy institute director and director of technical training center, that have duties to prepare Annual Operation Plan (AOP) for the Management.
  4. Frontline executive officers consist of department director, deputy office chief, deputy director of technical training center, deputy director of foundation year department, members of faculty, center and branch and offices, who are responsible for decision making on day-to-day operations.