University description (as per official university website)
Vision and Philosophy
1. Pańńāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) envisions a world at peace, where non-violent means are used to resolve conflicts beginning with individuals, societies, governments, and extending to the community of world leaders in the context of international relations.
2. We envision a world where those in government and in positions of authority exercise their duties responsibly with compassion to defend and protect the people they serve, especially the poor, elderly, destitute, needy women and children.
3. We believe that education is the key to fulfilling this vision; as people are well-educated, they are empowered to participate and contribute more fully in the life of society. Also, education is the foundation for genuine peace and sustainable development. It is within this vision that the Royal Government accorded the highest priority strategy to education sector through the implementation of its Rectangular Strategy.
To this end, PUC strives to deliver quality education that is attainable by, and responsive to the needs of the people of Cambodia and the global community. We place special emphasis on quality research based education, and the studies of peace, conflict resolutions, development, and social responsibility.
PUC was initially established in 1997, but was not in operations until January 1 2000, the beginning of the new Millennium. PUC is a private institution for higher learning. It was founded by a group of Cambodian expatriates from the United States of America, whose objectives are to contribute to the development and enhancement of Cambodia’s human resources; and to play an active role in the “nation building” process for future generations. PUC was established to fulfill the following missions:
Improving the quality of life and build the capacity of the people of Cambodia and that of the region -- through the teaching of profession, high morality, ethics, social responsibility and wisdom;
Providing high-quality academic study and research;
Promoting international standards for higher education in business, management, economics, law and government, humanities, science, communication, medicine, and culture;
Facilitating training of professionals who wish to continue their technical and intellectual growth through advanced education and specialized fields of research and development;
Building a strong teaching profession capable of delivering quality education and forming new scholars, academicians, engineers, and scientists in order to enhance the quality of life in our society;
Transferring technology from advanced and developed countries; and
Becoming a leading institution for research and study in Cambodia and in the region, recognized for the high quality of faculty, students, and contributions to the peace and development of the region;
Fostering development, strengthening peace, cooperation, mutual understanding, and implementing peaceful means of conflicting resolutions on local, regional and global levels;
Fostering the spirit of loving-kindness, compassion, high moral conduct and respect of human values; and
Building leadership for future generations.
PUC Commitment to Excellence is implemented through the five following commandments:
We are committed to respecting for customers (students, parents, and others), and we will respect each person we serve as the most valuable member of society regardless of race, gender, age and social status;
We are committed to excellence in quality of our staff, and we will continue fostering personal and professional development of our staff to be knowledgeable, kind, courteous, helpful, honest, trustworthy and sincere with our customers, along with strong teamwork, good cooperation and high accountability;
We are committed to excellence in quality of our programs and service, and we will constantly improve our programs and deliver our service promptly, fairly and ethically with awareness of customers’ strength, ability, and needs;
We are committed to always treating everyone (internal or external customer) as we wanted to be treated;
We are committed to serving our customers to the best of our knowledge and ability with loving kindness in our heart and always with a smile on our face.