The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) establishes the first ever centre of digitalised manufacturing aiming to contribute to producing high-capacity resources and training programmes in the field of digital manufacturing at top level quality and precision.

Named Cambodia-Japan Digitalised Manufacturing Centre, it received support from Japanese government.

The Japanese government, through the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, has provided approximately 500 million yen (US$4.5 million) in support of the centre located at RUPP.

The grant was announced at a press conference here on Oct. 14 under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Mey Kalyan, Chair of Board of Trustees of RUPP, H.E. Mikami Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia and H.E. Chet Chealy, Rector of RUPP.

The Royal University of Phnom Penh has partnered with the Japanese-German joint venture DMG-MORI, the world’s number one company in the production of state-of-the-art CNC machines in its curriculum.

Private sectors such as hi-tech companies operating in PPSEZ like Minebea and Denso are also joining in the project.

The centre implements the well-known model of innovation which promote University-Industry-Government collaboration triangle to foster economic and social development as it support as complete production chain starting from knowhow to final product.

Graduates are expected to work at high-tech collaborative companies in short-term.

In the future, they will also play a key role in supporting other industries in the country to shift toward a new revolutionised smart digital manufacturing, thus upgrading the manufacturing sector, and eventually uplifting the country’s economic structure as a whole.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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