UC Chancellor Appointed Adviser to the Royal Government of Cambodia
23 October 2010 (Phnom Penh) – The University of Cambodia community is proud to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Haruhisa Handa as Adviser to the Royal Government of Cambodia with the rank of Minister. Dr. Handa is also Founder and President of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture; Chancellor of The University of Cambodia; Chairman of World Mate; and Adviser to Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. A Royal Decree signed by His Majesty Preah Bat Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, granted Dr. Handa the role of Adviser to the Royal Government of Cambodia.
Dr. Handa has long been recognized by the Royal Government of Cambodia for his timely and selfless commitment to the development of Cambodia. Certainly, this appointment only enhances the relationship between The University of Cambodia and the Royal Government of Cambodia, and it further strengthens the relationship between Cambodia and Japan. Dr. Handa’s sharp intuition, valuable leadership abilities, and strong compassion to help the world’s poor have earned him the right to this appointment.
Dr. Handa has many accomplishments to date, including those in the areas of education, health, and social welfare. He also has contributed to the international welfare of the blind, particularly serving as Vice President of the United Kingdom’s Royal National Institute for the Blind. With regard to education and Cambodia, Dr. Handa has played a pivotal role in molding future Cambodian leaders among leaders, as Chancellor of The University of Cambodia. That role dates back to the founding of The University of Cambodia in 2003. Those are but a few prominent accomplishments under his belt.
Dr. Haruhisa Handa’s generosity, contributions, selflessness, and commitment to the development of Cambodia have positively affected many lives, year after year. Dr. Handa, please accept our warmest congratulations. We are incredibly proud of your growing accomplishments, and, of course, to hear of your appointment to the Royal Government of Cambodia! We wish you more great successes and good health.