Research Student Profiles

Mr ROS, Vutha

Social Contexts and Policies of Education

Programme of Study: PhD

Field of Study: Higher Education

Research Topic: Legacy-Innovation Tensions in Post-Colonial Higher Education: A Case of Cambodia

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Office: Room 401, Runme Shaw Building

About Me:
ROS, Vutha has gained extensive experience in higher education contexts through his work as a researcher and a lecturer since 2010 as well as Coordinator of Bachelor’s Programs from 2015 to 2018 at Department of English, Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). He obtained a Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Hong Kong in 2014 and Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from RUPP in 2010. As a lecturer at RUPP, he has taught in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, focusing on academic writing skills, research skills, and leadership and management. Besides teaching, his role as a coordinator allows him to build his capacity as a leader and manager in higher education settings. He is also actively engaged in research especially in higher education, academic profession, professional development, blended learning, and management and leadership.

Primary Supervisor: Dr OLEKSIYENKO, Anatoly

Co-supervisor(s): Dr KOBAKHIDZE, Nutsa

Research Outputs:
Ros, V., & Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Policy misalignments and development challenges in the Cambodian academic profession: Insights from public university lecturers. Higher Education Policy, 31(1), 19-35. DOI: [10.1057/s41307-017-0043-y]

Sam, C., Ros, V., Keo, O., & Sophal, P. (2012). Factors promoting independent learning among Foundation Year students. The Cambodian Reviews of Language Learning and Teaching, 2, 37-52.

Keuk, C. N., Ros, V., & Tith, M. (2018). Promoting Undergraduate Students’ Research. Cambodian Review of EFL Research, 1-5.

Oleksiyenko, A., & Ros, V. (2019). Cambodian lecturers’ pursuit of academic excellence: expectations vs. reality. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 39(2), 222-236. DOI: [10.1080/02188791.2019.1621797]

Ros, V. (2019). International status anxiety and higher education: the Soviet legacy in China and Russia. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. DOI: [10.1080/03057925.2019.1622258]

Awards and Prizes:
Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by The University of Hong Kong, 2018-2022
Civil Society Scholar Awards, awarded by Open Society Foundations, 2016
Asia Pacific Scholarship of Consortium, awarded by Open Society Foundations, 2013-2014
Department Research Grant, awarded by Department of English, Royal University of Phnom Penh, 2012