Academics battle obstacles to university researchVoice of America.
“The main income of the universities comes from the students’ tuition fees, so most Cambodian universities offer teaching services rather than research,” said Ros Vutha, a masters graduate in higher education and a lecturer at Phnom Penh’s Institute of Foreign Languages.
Funding for research is scarce, and many researchers simply go off on their own to do more ambitious work. Even when research is done, however, there are few places to have it published locally. Local scholars therefore must collaborate with foreign researchers to get their work published, said Vutha.
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