On 18 May 2022, representatives of Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) met with representatives from the Build4People project to discuss potential cooperation in the field of joint curriculum development. Focus of this meeting was a new master courses at RUPP dealing with the subject of Geography.
After welcome addresses of Dr. Michael Waibel, the overall Build4People representative and of Dr. Sok Serey, Vice-Director of RUPP research office, Mr. Bunleng Se, the coordinator of the new master course “Geography” introduced about the rationale, scope, contents and RUPP demands in the context of the new master course.
After Bunleng’s comprehensive presentation representatives of each Build4People work package presented about their potential content related input to the new master course.
This was followed by a vivid discussion among others about the different credit point system between Europe and Asia or about the management of assignments. A great deal of time was spent to discuss on how to practically implement curriculum development from the side of Build4People. Among others, it was agreed, that on 05 October 2022, there will be a roundtable meeting with all course unit responsible researchers of the Geography master course at Royal University of Phnom Penh to finalize the joint curriculum cooperation work between Build4People and RUPP. Starting from today, there will be bi-lateral exchange to achieve progress on this.