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Largest University Campus in Cambodia Will Begin Construction Later This Month

American University Phnom Penh (AUPP) is set to begin construction of the largest university campus in Cambodia later this month in order to accommodate an increasing number of students.

Minister of Education, Youth, and Sports, H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, together with Dr. Jane Close Conoley, President of California State University, Long Beach, as well as other American educators and foreign diplomats, will preside over the Groundbreaking Ceremony that will be held on Saturday, August 29th.

Recently, Dr. James West, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at AUPP, said that the construction of the new five story and 20,000 square meters buildings will be constructed on nearly seven hectares of land.  The university buildings will be equipped with high tech facilities that will provide the most modern standards of American architectural classrooms for higher education.

According to Dr. West, the new AUPP campus, scheduled to be completed next year, will provide all Cambodian students with the opportunity to receive an excellent American education right here in Phnom Penh.

Courses taken at AUPP will transfer to universities in the United States if a student decides to study in America. Dr. West added that “the university is committed to providing scholarships and an outstanding education to all Cambodian students. AUPP teaches today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders so we can all work together to help Cambodia grow in the global market place.”

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