Vision

Inspiring Leaders for Innovation and Internationalization through Dialogue and Development


“We seek to build The Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations as an institution of unparalleled excellence where present and future leaders can be nurtured to meet the challenges of a globalised and technology driven world. Graduates of this School will be endowed with critical skills in diplomacy, public and business management, and governance, and ethical and moral values through dialogue and discourse for innovative ideas that will make for a peaceful and just world.

—Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, President, University of Cambodia and Chairman, The Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations

The Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations (Techo Sen School), is an integral part of The University of Cambodia, is dedicated to the development and training of leaders and researchers to work in  Cambodia, ASEAN and international organizations. Graduates of the School can find productive careers in the civil and diplomatic services, domestic and multinational corporations, and regional and international organizations like the ASEAN Secretariat, Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund and the United Nations and its agencies.

The Techo Sen School provides international standard, graduate level, non-partisan education and research. Its programs and research initiatives are designed for carefully chosen and highly motivated candidates who are starting their careers or have advanced to positions of higher responsibility in their chosen vocations.

As a learning-centred institution, the School provides a unique and challenging educational environment which blends theory and practice with critical thinking and research skills for strategic and sound public policy and corporate decision making. It will enable leaders to navigate through the many challenges in a rapidly changing technology driven world. The academic programmes have been designed to enable graduate students to examine and discuss political, cultural, business and technical ideas and issues.

At the end of their programs, they will have acquired creative and innovative approaches with requisite skills, attitudes and knowledge and ethical and moral values required for success in their respective fields. In that way, they can make significant and lasting contributions to society. They become leaders in political, economic and social development.

The Techo Sen School is also a policy think tank which undertakes research on Cambodia  It also provides consulting, policy advisory and market and economic research services to the public and private sectors and organiaes corporate briefing and international conferences on issues relevant to Cambodia and ASEAN.
 


Mission

The Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations prepares its students to be productive, creative, and responsible global citizens – by becoming lifelong learners.  The TSS provides a balance of both theoretical and practical tools and the professionalism needed to become agents of change for the community at large and to promote Cambodia’s standing at the local, regional and world stages.  Good governance is vital to progress everywhere and The Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations’ learning-centered educational experience raises the norms of governance and bureaucracy in Cambodia and, in turn, improves the lives of Cambodians – thus also contributing to the transformation of the region.  In short, the Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations makes the region, and the world, a better place.

 
The School offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees, short courses, and executive training programs.  These various avenues of education and training will allow TSS graduates to be an integral part of the process of uplifting Cambodian’s lives.  (In some cases, and depending on relevant work and life experience, students may not need a Bachelor’s degree in order to join a Master’s or Doctoral program.)
 
In addition, the School encourages and enables faculty and students to conduct interdisciplinary research.  Systematic and analytic thinking allows researchers to clarify issues and suggest creative solutions to complex problems.  This research benefits both the researchers themselves and will generate new knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Cambodia’s current, rapid development.  Such knowledge and understanding is shared with key players in both the public and private sectors.