Originally established 1946, it was known as the School for Medical Officers. After a total abandonment during the Khmer Rouge regime, it resumed its ongoing medical training in 1980, and combined three sections in a single faculty (Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry). After having its name changed multiple times during throughout the years, it settled on the University of Health Sciences in 1997. It is famously known as Sala Krahom, which translates literally as Red School.
The UHS will be recognized as the nation’s leading higher educational institution in the field of health sciences in which the students, teachers and staff strive for excellence in teaching and learning, research and public services.
The UHS will contribute to improve the health of Cambodians by:
Contributing to human resources development through training that meets national and international standards
Conducting research in response to the country’s needs according to national and international standards
Providing services with quality and ethics
Governing with efficiency and transparency
Promoting national and international cooperation
During the strategic planning process, the UHS identified a set of six overarching goals for the next five years:
Goal #1: Achieve and be recognized for both academic excellence and development of our students and faculties
Goal #2: Be recognized as a leading institution in Research and Innovation in Health Sciences in Cambodia
Goal #3: Contribute to the provision of services that respond to the needs of our communities
Goal #4: Promote good governance and modernization
Goal #5: Develop high-quality Human Resources and the facilities required for excellence
Goal #6: Strengthen and broaden International Cooperation