Hun Seyhakunthy

Hun Seyhakunthy graduated from Panññasāstra University of Cambodia, in 2018, under the Faculty of Education, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). He was also a recipient of Asia-Europe Foundation to partake in an exchange program at National University of Singapore (NUS) and was nominated by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh to take a professional development course administered by University of Maryland, Baltimore Country. Immediately after his graduation, he applied for a teaching position, and then he was promoted as a Teacher Coordinator at Panññasāstra University of Cambodia’s Institute or Foreign Languages (PUC-IFL). As a Teaching Coordinator, he contributed to the development of teaching methodology and pedagogy and eliminated the traditionally-held teaching mindset amongst Cambodian teachers. Currently, he works at Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)- the leading policy research institute- as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Through his engagement and practical hands-on experience in research, he has helped interns develop skills in fieldwork preparation and organization, project budgeting, literature review, translation and transcription, data collection and analysis, and report writing. His main areas of interest include higher education development, mainly focusing on skill gaps/mismatch, technical and vocational education and training, and curriculum and instruction develop