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The Center for Khmer Studies

Phase 2 Project Partner
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The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) aims to support research and teaching in the social sciences, arts, and humanities as they relate to Cambodia. Since our founding in 1998, CKS has aimed to foster understanding of Cambodia and the Mekong region by:

Strengthening research and teaching on Cambodia and promoting scholarly exchange;

Supporting advanced scholarship on Cambodia;

Integrating Cambodian scholars into regional and global scholarly and professional communities and networks;

We think of ourselves as a bridge, as a crossroads: a real center for institutions, scholars, students, practitioners, and the general public to meet and interact, through a series of programs and initiatives, including:

The CKS Library: provides the largest library outside the capital, Phnom Penh, with over 20,000 monographs, books and journals, and with publicly accessible computers.

Fellowships: support the research and education of junior and senior scholars from Cambodia and overseas.

Research and Training Programs: enable the training of Cambodian students, scholars and faculties on several themes and topics.

Conferences/Events: present local and international, inter-disciplinary workshops, conferences, and lectures in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to establish professional partnerships between Cambodian and international scholars.