Mr. Heng Kimkong is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Cambodia Development Center, an Australia Awards scholar pursuing a PhD in Education at the University of Queensland and a co-founder of Cambodian Education Forum.
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of Cambodia’s aspiration to become a knowledge-based society. This goal aligns with the country’s long-term goals to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050. While many issues deserve attention from the Cambodian government and concerned stakeholders, research activities and research development need to be prioritized and given full attention.
The Op-Ed will discuss the role of policy interventions, individual academics, and other key stakeholders in promoting research in Cambodia by contributing to policy-oriented discussion regarding steps and strategies to promote academic research activities within the Cambodian higher education context and Cambodia at large.