On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) and IT Academy STEP Cambodia (STEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration between the two institutions. The ceremony was attended by top officials from both sides, including Dr. Kol Pheng, President and founder of PUC, Mr. Vladimir RODIONOVS and Mrs. Natalja Rodionova, Managing Partners of STEP, as well as deans and directors from the educational departments of PUC and STEP.
Under this agreement, alumni from STEP will have a pathway to pursue further education at PUC in the Computer Science program. Those who have earned credits and graduated from STEP can apply for admission to PUC's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program. STEP Academy graduates with an associate degree are eligible to directly enroll in the bachelor's program at PUC and continue their education with credit transfer.
The credit-based curriculum offered at PUC allows students flexibility in deciding the number of courses to take each term. STEP Academy alumni without an associate degree can also transfer credits from STEP to enroll in PUC's bachelor's program if they have a high school diploma. These students will need to submit their official transcripts from STEP to PUC for credit transfer approval.
This collaboration aims to provide more opportunities for students interested in computer science. The partnership between PUC and STEP Academy will allow a smooth transition for students to continue their studies and earn a bachelor's degree in this field. The officials from both sides expressed their excitement for this cooperation which can benefit many aspiring computer science students in Cambodia.