Challenges to Higher Education in Laos and Cambodia

  • Martin Hayden
Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, institutional autonomy, higher education funding, quality assurance


The higher education systems in Laos and Cambodia have been expanding rapidly over recent years, but with increasing reliance on a teaching-only private higher education sector, the quality of which is extremely variable. Public-sector higher education institutions, though generally considered more prestigious to attend, are severely constrained by a lack of institutional autonomy and limited budgets, and so their quality is also a matter for concern.

How to Cite
Hayden, M. (2019). Challenges to Higher Education in Laos and Cambodia. International Higher Education, (97), 20-21.
Focus on Southeast Asia