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Cambodia in a nutshell

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Cambodia, in full the Kingdom of Cambodia - formerly known as Kampuchea, is a country in South East Asia.

Cambodia has a population of over 14 million people.

The kingdom's capital and largest city is Phnom Penh.

Cambodia is the successor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.

A citizen of Cambodia is usually identified as "Cambodian" or "Khmer", though the latter strictly refers to ethnic Khmers. Most Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists of Khmer extraction, but the country also has a substantial number of predominantly Muslim Cham, as well as ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese and small animist hill tribes.

The country borders Thailand to its west and northwest, Laos to its northeast and Vietnam to its east and southeast. In the south it faces the Gulf of Thailand.

The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong River (colloquial Khmer: Tonle Thom or "the great river") and the Tonlé Sap ("the fresh water lake"), an important source of fish.

Cambodia education policy

Cambodia education system

Higher education

Universities in Cambodia

There are over 10 public higher education institutions in Cambodia and even more private ones - see

Polytechnics in Cambodia

Higher education reform

The Bologna Process

Administration and finance

Quality assurance

Cambodia's HEIs in the information society

Towards the information society

Information society strategy

Virtual Campuses in HE

Interesting Virtual Campus Initiatives

Interesting Programmes

See Phnom Penh International University.

Re.ViCa Case-study


Lessons learnt


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