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[News] Delegation of University of Battambang visits AIRC

On November 7, 2017, vice president of the University of Battambang (UBB) in Cambodia, Dr. Vutha OR, accompanied by Prof. Zhaolu Wu, visited the institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security (IRES) with his delegation. They are Dr. Ratha CHEA, director of Foreign Affairs Office and Ms. Solida TAN, director of Graduate School. The two sides held discussions about future bilateral cooperation. Pro. Jinming Hu, head of IRES, first greeted the guest on behalf of the institute. He then introduced the history, faculty, research areas, talent cultivation and international cooperation of IRES with an emphasis on research progress and international collaborations in Lancang-Mekong River basin initiated by Prof. Daming He and Prof. Yan Feng. Prof. Yan Feng briefed the delegation on the research and scientific expedition her team has done in the Tonle Sap Lake region of Cambodia. Prof. Jinming Hu said UBB is located in Battambang, Battambang Province, near the Tonle Sap Lake. The Tonle Sap Lake, also known as the Great Lake, acts as an extremely important area for international river study. Prof. Hu wished research cooperation with UBB on related areas which both sides focused.

Later, Dr. Vutha OR briefly introduced the purpose of his visit and presented the philosophy of schooling, school size and future development plans of UBB through video.

Subsequently, Associate Prof. Yunang Li and Dr. Xian Ji of the IRES gave a brief introduction about their research concerning the hydrological changes in the Mekong and Tonle Sap wetlands. The delegation listened carefully to team reports and expressed their great interests on hydrology and water resources in Lancang-Mekong region. Both sides committed to jointly carry out activities including academic exchanges, stuff training and faculty exchange.


Background Information:

    University of Battambang (UBB), a well-known public university ideally, is located in the historic and beautiful city of Battambang. It was initiated and founded by HOM SAR KHENG, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior in 2007 and is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. UBB is ranking at 19th in Cambodia.  


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