Special Event at University of Cambodia

October 13, 2015

Special Event at University of Cambodia–Honouring Dr. Philipp Rosler, Managing Director, World Economic Forum

UC Philipp RoslerThe University of Cambodia is pleased to announce that we are holding a Special Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony on October 19, 2015 at 6pm at SEATV Studio. We will honor Dr. Philipp Rosler, Managing Director, World Economic Forum with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in International Relations. Dr. Rosler will deliver a keynote address.

Benefactors, Alumni, Friends and Associates of the University of Cambodia are welcome. In order to assist us in our planning for the event, please contact us to register at:

The University of Cambodia

Northbridge Road 
P.O. Box 917 
Sangkat Toek Thla, Khan Sen Sok
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia 12000
Telephone: (855-23) 993-274; 993-275; 993-276
Fax: (855-23) 993-284
E-mails: info@uc.edu.kh; admissions@uc.edu.kh

On Dr. Philipp Rosler


Philipp Rosler

Dr. Philipp Rosler was born in Khang Hung, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam on February 24, 1973. He was adopted by a German couple and brought to Germany at the age of 9 months and was raised by his adoptive father, a career military officer. He lived in Hamburg, Buckeburg and Hanover where he graduated from High School. After training to become a combat medic in the German Defence Force (Bundeswehr), he was accepted to study medicine at Hanover Medical School.

Upon completion of his studies, he continued his education at an Army Hospital in Hamburg. In 2002 he earned his Doctorate in Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Surgery and left the Army with the rank of Captain (Stabsarzt) in 2003.

Dr Rosler joined the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and its political youth organization, The Young Liberals. He was secretary of the FDP in Lower Saxony from 2000 to 2004 and served as Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in the Lower Saxon state assembly from 2003.

From 2001-2006, Dr. Rosler was a member in the regional assembly of Hanover, where he was also Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group. In 2006, at the state party conference in March, he was elected Chairman of the Lower Saxon FDP . Two years later, Dr. Rosler was confirmed as the Lower Saxon Party Chairman. In 2007, he was re-elected at federal FDP conference, he elected as a member of the party’s executive committee, and in 2008 , Dr. Rosler was made Minister for Economy, Labour and Transport and Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Lower Saxony.

After 2009 German Elections, Dr. Rosler joined Chancellor Angela Merkal’s second cabinet, succeeding Ulla Schmidt as Federal Minister of Health. In this capacity, he proved his mettle by engaging in important issues in the German Healthcare system.

Dr. Rosler continued his meteoric rise in politics. In 2011 he succeeded Rainer Bruderle as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology (May 12) and took over the Chairmanship of his party, Free Democratic Party from Guido Westerwelle (May 13) and became Vice-Chancellor of Germany on May 16, 2011. In his capacity as Minister of Economy and Technology, he played a key strategic role in Angela Merkel’s cabinet, driving forward Germany’s economic agenda.

In 2013, Dr Rosler joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) as Managing Director and Member of its Managing Board, bringing his strong experience in politics, economics and health care to this Davos-based organization.He was Chairman, Board of Trustees, Robert Enke Foundation (2010-2014), Board Member of ZDF Television Board (2012-2013) and a Member of the General Conference of the Central Committee of German Catholics. He is married to a physician Dr. Wiebke Kosler since 2003 and they have twin girls. Grietje and Gesche, born in 2008.

The George Washington University–We are making History

May 30, 2015

The George Washington University–We are making History

I was graduated from George Washington School of Business at The George Washington University, Washington DC more than four decades ago. I visited the campus again, this time with my wife Dr. Kamsiah in 2013. We were impressed with the development of the campus with its modern facilities and briefed on its progress in terms of academic excellence, and the size of its student population and alumni who are spread throughout the length and breadth of the world. We are all hard at work to make a difference to the people we teach, and interact and work with in our daily lives.


I enjoyed my two years at graduate school (1968-1970). The education at The George Washington University transformed my life and enriched my world view. I was well taught and mentored and am eternally grateful that I was given the opportunity to be part of the making of the George Washington University history. I am currently Associate Dean, Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations to share my experiences with young and dynamic students at the highly regarded University of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. –Din Merican