Svay Rieng University, Cambodia

Full name in the national language សាកលវិទ្យាល័យស្វាយរៀង
Acronym ស.ស.រ
Website www.sru.edu.kh
Institutional project coordinator Veasna Chhay
E-mail veasnachhay@sru.edu.kh
Telephone +855 17 626 676 

SRU is a public university located on the National Road No. 1 in the middle point of two main cities: the capital city Phnom Penh, and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. SRU was founded in May 2005 to operate five faculties with eleven majors, including Accounting, Agronomy, Animal Science and Veterinary, Computer Science, English Language, Finance and Banking, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Public Administration, and Rural Development. Another faculty of Engineering will be launched within the next two years with majors in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. SRU was fully accredited by the Accreditation of Cambodia Committee (ACC) for the Foundation Year Studies. Currently SRU has 150 staff members employed and about 4000 students. Nearly 5,000 students have already graduated holding Associate, Bachelor and Master Degrees. To maximize the human resources, SRU has sent lecturers to pursue further degrees in Australia, Romania, and Vietnam, and students to continue their studies in China, Israel, and Romania. SRU has cooperated with local universities, industries and organisations as well as a variety of international universities and institutions worldwide. SRU is a member of Passage to ASEAN (P2A) performing student exchange activities to and from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Through ASEAN-China Network for Cooperation and Exchanges among Engineering and Technology Universities, SRU has partnerships with several Universities in China. Rated one of the top local universities by the World Bank, SRU has financial assistance through the Erasmus partnership for the Projects of Heightening University-Business partnerships FOR smart and sustainable GROWTH in Asia (HUB4GROWTH), implementing quality of education and training of young Universities in the rural area of Cambodia (UNICAM), Strategic Human Resource Management for Southeast Asian University (HR4Asia), and Strengthening Quality Assurance in Cambodian Higher Education (SICA). The total number of students registered at the institution in 2016/2017 was 3584, doing studies in 14 programmes provided in the University. There were 128 faculty members teaching in the institution, including 4 full-time international lecturers.

H.E. Saravuth Tum is the first Rector of SRU. He holds a MSc degree in Computer Science from Ateneo de Manilla University, Philippines. Within his twelve-year experience, he is considered a charismatic rector who has improved the university from the ground up to one of the popular universities in Cambodia in terms of environment, infrastructure, communication, network building and capacity building. Recently, he has conducted and involved in many projects including the implementing quality of education and training of young Universities in the rural area of Cambodia (UNICAM), Strategic Human Resources Management for Southeast Asian University (HR4Asia), and Strengthening Quality Assurance in Cambodian Higher Education (SICA).

Mr. Sokhoun Hov is the dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Foreign Language, and functions as one of the key persons to the growth of the faculty and the University in transferring knowledge and experience to students and lecturers. He has done his Ph.D. studies for three years in Romania, and he has attended many international conferences and meetings in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Romania, Lithuania, and Sweden. He has got one publication entitled Comparative Perspectives on Post-colonialism: Southeastern Asia and Central Eastern Europe with the Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, vol. 10 (59) No. 1—2017. He has coordinated EMMASIA 2014 project, involving seven universities—two in Cambodia and the others in Europe.

Mr. Veasna Chhay is the Head of the Research and Development office. He obtained Master of Education Studies degree from the University of Canberra, Australia, in 2015. Mr. Veasna has a crucial role in coordinating SRU to engage the university to communities and local and international higher education institutions. He has participated in several overseas meetings and conferences, most of their themes being closely related to mobility, internationalisation and network building in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand. His works now strongly for the involving with inbound and outbound students via the ASEAN-China Network for Cooperation and Exchanges among Engineering and Technology Universities (ACNET-EngTech) and the Passage to ASEAN (P2A).