Building Staff Capacity Based On Experience Abroad
Svay Rieng University is consistently working to expand its reach in the region and the world, and offering students and staff the chance to learn abroad boosts SRU’s own programming too. The EMMA programme funds professional exchanges between Asia and Europe in order to increase dialogue and knowledge-sharing among a diverse panel of academics. Awardees can be undergraduate, masters’, and PhD students, as well as post-Docs and staff from European and Asian partners countries. EMMA provides an unparalleled opportunity to spend one semester, one year, or more to study abroad for students, or to teach, research and receive training for post-Doc and staff from Asian and European partner universities.
The programme is built on a partnership of 17 Universities – 10 in Asia and 7 in Europe – coordinated by the University of Nice in France and University of Da Nang in Vietnam.
International partnerships also allow for capacity building and learning opportunities for Svay Rieng University Staff. This year, three faculty members traveled to Sibiu, Romania to share their experiences teaching in rural Cambodia and best practices for the university. In exchange, one Romanian teacher came to Svay Rieng province to share a lecture with SRU students and faculty. While in Sibiu, the SRU faculty presented the educational strategies they employ in their curricula. Lecturers also observed different courses at the Romanian university in order to best understand what practices work abroad and share what they have learned from European education programs back at their university, broadening SRU’s overall understanding of international teaching methodology.