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.