Research is vital for an University. This is the reason why the UHS missions include “To conduct research in response to the country’s needs according to national and international standards”.
The UHS Strategic Plan 2014-18 Goal #2 is to be recognized as a leading institution in research and innovation in health sciences in Cambodia. To achieve this goal, key-strategies currently being implemented include fostering a university-wide culture of research and innovation, establishing a Cambodian clinical research network as a platform for training and research, and developing Masters and PhDs programs.
Research at UHS is currently developed at both the Rectorate and Faculties/School/Departments levels. The Rectorate hosts a Clinical Research Division, providing expertise in data collection and management and training. The Public Health department runs a Bachelor. The Faculty of Medicine is actively involved with partner academic hospitals in the preparation of postgraduate interns’ thesis. The Faculty of Pharmacy runs two laboratories with international quality standards equipment: the laboratory of microbiology Rodolph Mérieux and the laboratory of phytopharmacology. The TSMC conducts nursing research.
Partnering with the UHS provides international institutions with the opportunity to co-develop research trainings and projects in Cambodia, within the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Currently, the UHS is already involved with some Cambodian research institutions (e.g.: National Institute of Public Health, the Institut Pasteur of Cambodia), with overseas Agencies and Organizations cooperating with Cambodian authorities (e.g.: the WHO, the French National Agency for Research on Aids and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS), the Foundation Mérieux et Foundation Pierre Fabre) and with Universities and Schools abroad (e.g.: Boston University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Universities of Aix-Marseille, Paris-Sud and Toulouse, the UCLA/Fogarty in the US.
As far as research is concerned, the priorities identified by the UHS for the International Partners Network are the following:
- To develop a Research strategy and Agenda integrating the research projects focusing primarily on:
- Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases large scale surveys
- Health System and Health Financing Research
- Health Professional Education Research
- To build a clinical research network in partnership with national, regional and international research institutions and hospitals
- To develop Masters and PhDs programs
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