UP Pharmacy Student wins Hun Sen Research Runner-Up award

Pirou LAY, UP year-3 pharmacy student (who teamed up with Chandina KIM and Sokunsereyrath DOEUN, UHS year-3 medical students) won runner up Award at Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Research Prize 2019 under the theme “What kind of University is ideal for you?” which was organized by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and Rector Council of Cambodia.

Pirou’s team had been preparing hardly for almost 4 months for this competition. Their research topic was about what resources Medical Universities needs to address the challenges of 21st Century learning and teaching. During the selection process, 52 research teams from 17 different universities in Cambodia had summited their conceptual notes and applications. Only 29 teams were selected in the first round and invited to attend the workshop held at University of Health Sciences on the 5th of November, 2019. In the second round, research teams were required to submit their research proposal. Only 10 out of 29 research teams proceeded to the next round on the 24th of December, 2019 when the selected teams submitted their full article. In the final round, 7 teams had completed their full article and they were required to do the presentation using slide presentation, poster, or video clip on the 5th of March, 2020 during honorable participation from H.E Dr. Hang Chuon Narong, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport. Although another six teams including Pirou’s team did not win the award, it provided the team with a great motivation and insight experiences in the field of research. Pirou’s team was especially proud to be the youngest team – 3rd Years, other teams were from Yr 6 and above. UP is very proud of Pirou and his team – it demonstrates a strong future in Cambodian research. Well done Pirou’s team!