Institute of Technology of Cambodia

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Institute of Technology of Cambodia
Institut de Technologie du Cambodge
Institute of Technology of Cambodia logo.png
Other name
ITC, Techno
Type Public
Established 1964 (1964)
Director Dr. Om Romny
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 3,729[1]
Address P.O. Box 86, Russian Federation Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
11°34′14″N 104°53′53″E / 11.5706°N 104.8981°E / 11.5706; 104.8981Coordinates: 11°34′14″N 104°53′53″E / 11.5706°N 104.8981°E / 11.5706; 104.8981
Campus Phnom Penh
Tboung Khmum Province
Affiliations Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
Greater Mekong Sub-region Academic and Research Network

The Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Khmer: វិទ្យាស្ថានបច្ចេកវិទ្យាកម្ពុជា, French: Institut de technologie du Cambodge, ITC), also known as Sala Techno (Khmer: សាលាតិចណូ), is a higher-education institution in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that trains students in science, technology and engineering. Enrollment is approximately 3,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students.

The Institute was founded in 1964 as Institut de Technologie Supérieur d'Amitié Khmère–Soviétique (ITSAKS; The Superior Technology Institute of Khmer–Soviet Friendship) and funded by the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1975 and from 1980 to 1991. This support ended in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.[not verified in body] In 1993, the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of France signed an agreement to develop the renovation of the Institute which then took its present name, Institut de Technologie du Cambodge. From 1993 to 2004 the ITC was operated under the framework of French grant assistance (the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French embassy) and run by Cambodia's French-language Agency of Higher Education (AUF).[not verified in body] In 2017, its second campus was opened in Tboung Khmum Province.


ITC viewed from the main entrance.
Entry exam for the new intake

The Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) is one of Cambodia's highest education institutions.[2] The institution offers a full range of education and research programs in engineering to all of its students. Education programs are offered in both French and English. ITC has been steadily building its international standing by expanding the international features of its academic program, promoting faculty and student exchanges, and developing a reputation for research. ITC faculty members are distinguished in both teaching and research activities. The Institute has an established centre for research and innovation to further promote unique research areas and cutting-edge research. In the freshman undergraduate program, its students complete a foundation year before choosing their majors in the engineering program.[citation needed]

As of June 2017, ITC has 263 lecturers, and 3,729 undergraduate students.[1]


Dual-degree programs can be applied for with some universities in Europe such as INSA Rène and INP Toulouse.[citation needed]


ITC chart of learning

ITC comprises 8 faculties plus its Research Centre, Graduate School, and Centre for Multimedia and Cyber University (distance education).

Department Abbr. French
Foundation Year
TC Tronc Commun
Civil Engineering
GCI Génie Civil
Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
GCA Génie Chimique et Alimentaire
Electrical and Energy Engineering
GEE Génie Électrique et Énergétique
Geo-resources and Geotechnical Engineering
GGG Génie Géo-ressources et Géotechnique
Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
GIM Génie Industriel et Mécanique
Information and Communication Engineering
GIC Génie Informatique et Communication
Rural Engineering
GRU Génie Rural


Each year, 1,000 (800 before 2017) high school students from across Cambodia are recruited by the entrance exam committee. The entrance exam is held in mid-October. Applicants must have passed high school exams and scored well in basic science to be admitted to ITC.

ITC accepts students for engineer's, bachelor's and master's degrees in various fields of engineering with an emphasis on matriculating students through to graduate programs. Students should possess a grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.5 together with the proficient score of French or English.

Fees vary from program to program, ranging between 40,763,000 and 81,526,000  per year. Special scholarships are offered to students for financial need and for merit.


The Council of Administration of ITC, or so-called board of trustees, was established in 1994 under French administration. The role of this board is to follow the progress of activities by the directors and to endorse the academic curriculum, new programs, and the budget and action plan proposed by the directors. This board has an annual meeting in mid-June. It is composed of members from different stake holders such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, French Embassy, Japanese Embassy, the consulate of Belgium, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a representative from the Board of Consortium, the Director of ITC, ITC alumnis and private-sector representatives.

A board member's meeting of academic consortium of ITC, March 2016

The Academic Committee evaluates and endorses the curriculum to maintain the quality of education and to meet standards with international partners from universities in Europe and Asia, national organizations, and the private sector. This committee has a 5-year term and will be renewed until 2018. There are two groups of board members. Full members have voting rights while invited members can give suggestions and recommendations. This committee has 12 members from higher education institutions from France, 2 from Japan, 1 from Thailand, 2 from Belgium, 2 from private sectors and 1 from the Cambodian government.[citation needed]

Research programs[edit]

Exchanges agreement of joint research with Institut de Pasteur

During the last 5 years,[when?] 35 research projects were active each year. Around 50 researchers are permanently conducting research in different fields. Currently,[when?] ITC is pursuing a policy of strengthening its competitive research areas and supporting cutting-edge research, including prioritized research programs linked to urban management, waste water, hydrology, irrigation, food safety, air quality, new energy, urbanization, robots, and information and communications technology.[citation needed]

Corporate relationships[edit]

Under assistance of Dassault system for Solid-work, three-parties agreement from Singapore and Malaysia had signed
Ex-ITC students' graduated from École Polytechnique de Paris, France

More than 80 higher-education institutions from around the world have signed agreements with ITC. Most of the agreements are with colleges and universities in France, Belgium, Finland, Spain, Norway, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. National and international companies, the private sector, and government agencies have partnerships with the ITC. École Polytechnique of Paris is among the stronger partners with ITC, and each year several ITC students have been recruited to study with them. In fiscal year 2015–16, ITC sent 86 students and staff to continue their graduate programs with university partners in other countries.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Director's Report 2016–2017" (PDF). Institute of Technology of Cambodia. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
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