HUN Seyhakunthy

Research Assistant (On Study Leave)

Hun Seyhakunthy graduated with honour 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 the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was nominated by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh to take a professional development course administered by the 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) as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Through his engagement and practical hands-on experience in research, he has developed 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 economics of education. 

Email : seyhakunthy@cdri.org.kh


HUN Seyhakunthy


Working Paper 130

The distinction between vocational training and academic education can be traced back to different institutional structures in medieval Europe. However, owing to an increasing need for higher-level skills to respond to market demand, countries have resolved to establish flexible pathways for students on both tracks or systems to move or transfer ac...

Cambodia Development Review 24 - 4

The twofold aim of this study is to: identify the challenges and opportunities posed by the immediate response to school and university closures; and assess the edtech readiness and preparedness of HEI teaching staff. The findings demonstrate that unstable internet connection and difficulty assessing student performance are the biggest obstacles im...

Cambodia Development Review 24 - 3

Permeability, in the context of education and training systems, refers to flexible learning pathways, that is, the horizontal and vertical links between education and training programmes and institutions that enable students to move through different learning environments at different speeds regardless of programme orientation. This study aims at d...

Working Paper 124

Modernisation brings new economic and social challenges around the globe. In this era of the knowledge economy, knowledge and skills have become valuable assets for national development. Many countries have been working out how best to enhance their knowledge and skills pool. Focus has recently turned to competency-based training (CBT), which is be...


This three-year programme is supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through The Asia Foundation (TAF)’s Ponlok Chomnes Programme: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia. In this programme CDRI aims at strengthening the capacity of knowledge-sector institutions to undertake quality research, informing publi...


With a steady economic growth hovering between 7-8 percent over the past two decades, Cambodia achieved a lower-middle-income in 2015. Building on this progress, the government aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050.  Several key issues need to be urgently addressed if Cambodia is to realise the a...


Cambodia has achieved strong growth in the past two decades, and the country has graduated to lower-middle-income status with a per capita income of about USD1,215 (2015). A feat that neighbouring Vietnam achieved in 2010 and Laos in 2011. Building on this achievement, Cambodia aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-inc...