Mission and Vision


The University of Cambodia strives to provide quality education for students to develop critical, analytical and creative thinking so they can make well-founded and ethical decisions and be part of an informed citizenry. The University promotes academic excellence at the national, regional and international levels and responds to the call for interdisciplinary research, teaching and training, by rethinking the structure and purpose of higher education in Cambodia.

The implementation of this involves nurturing and supporting a diverse faculty to engage in active research to bring excellence and innovation into the classroom, and to respond to the needs of students and the community. The faculty embodies the university’s interactive approach to change Cambodia’s higher education by way of:

  • Being a Centre of excellence for teaching and learning
  • Being a Centre of excellence for research and creativity
  • Being a Centre of excellence for language training and technology skills
  • Being a Centre of excellence in leadership, diplomacy and media training
  • Ensuring the long-term sustainable development of the University
  • Building alliances and partnerships for collaboration with universities, think tanks, the private and public sectors and other like-minded institutions to serve mutual interests
  • Being a Centre for continuing education and community development
  • Being a Centre of dialogues, conferences and interactions


In an information age that demands originality, imagination and quality of education, The University of Cambodia will become the nation’s and the region’s leading university and the Centre of excellence in teaching, training, research and scholarship. Accordingly, The University of Cambodia aims to become the institution of choice for higher education in Cambodia and in the region because of its commitment to the new evolving social, economic, political and technological realities, as well as the current process of economic integration and globalization. This vision is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to quality at all levels of the University.

To support the Royal Government of Cambodia’s priority on human resource development, The University of Cambodia will:

1.1   Train students to be the best in their chosen fields and inspire them to be not only ambassadors of The University of Cambodia, but to also make contributions to society at large as innovators, leaders and visionaries.

1.2   Be a magnet for outstanding faculty and students who will devise innovative ways to approach problems, invent new ways to teach, and develop new knowledge and research for the benefit of the country and region.

1.3   Attract inventive, creative, industrious students of all ages and empower citizens who are intellectual, mature, competent, committed and technologically literate people who will be responsible leaders in their respective fields.

1.4   Transform the challenges of students into opportunities for their advancement.

1.5   Build strong networks and alliances that bring the expertise of the private sector and the community into the University and take the knowledge of the University into the workplace and to society at large.

1.6   Link the University with other centres of excellence in Cambodia and other universities around the world.

1.7   Commit to the core values of creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, and responsiveness when responding to the changing needs of the UC community and the society at large, while drawing on the intellectual capability and resources of the University and its friends and partners.