The Saint Paul Institute (SPI) is the only Catholic Education Institution in Cambodia, founded in 2009 by H.E Bishop Olivier Schmitthaeusler, Apostolic Vicar of Phnom Penh, Founder and currently Chancellor of SPI.
Since 2009 up until 2018, SPI gave more than 400 scholarships and full-fee paying students. More than 90 % of scholarship students are not Catholic. They were coming from different religions. SPI is unique in Cambodia for offering specialist degree in fields including Agronomy, Information Technology, Tourism Management, English Literature, and Social Work.
SPI is developing at both national and international level. We are not working alone in the academic field for the development, but we are working in partnership with other international Institutions. In fact, SPI is the only Education Institution in Cambodia with full membership in the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges & Universities (ASEACCU), which granted full membership to 82 Catholic universities.
Through ASEACCU and strong networking we are having good cooperation with some universities in Asian, Africa, Europe and Australia such as;
- 1. Cisco Networking Academy
- 2. Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea
- 3. University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy
- 4. University of Bergamo, Italy
- 5. University of San Beda, Philippine
- 6. Notre Dame University of Australia
- 7. Catholic University of RUAHA, Tanzania (Africa)
- 8. St. Theresa International College, Thailand
- 9. UNESCO on Human Right
- 10. Atma Jaya University of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
- 11. Singapore Institute for Technology – SIT
Thanks to the collaboration we have been building with these Institutes, Universities and Organization overseas, some of our students had the opportunity to go abroad to Korea to continue their Master Degree, to Australia and Tanzania as part of Exchange Programs, to the Philippines and to Thailand to join a leadership Program and different workshops. Indeed during that time spent abroad our students were able to gain invaluable experience for many reasons: not only they could learn about cultures other than their own, taking away a better understanding and appreciation of their host country's culture and history, but they also experienced a different style of education, built relationships and friendships with students and others from their host country and had the chance to develop skills with communication, international experience, and flexibility.
Base on experiences and activities we have done so far, I am believing that, the International Relations Affairs at Saint Paul Institute brings faculty, department and students together in courses to research that fundamentally strive to create a better education and academic.
Director - Responsible for International Relations