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Mission Statement

RUPP Mission points are as follows: 1. Building competency (knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes) for students in all education and training programs and equipping them with entrepreneurship skills, innovation skills, cross-cultural competence, and employability skills; 2. Becoming a center of excellence for language learning and information and communication technology (ICT); 3. Becoming a leading institution for Social Science and Humanities and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education; 4. Enhancing research and development in all graduate programs; 5. Becoming the leading institution for the provision of high-quality research, consultancy and community service; and 6. Becoming a center of good governance in which all administrative and financial services will be accountable, transparent, and participatory to students, staff members and stakeholders.


The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) is Cambodia’s oldest and one of the largest public universities. It hosts more than 12,000 scholarship and full-fee paying students, across a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is unique in Cambodia for offering specialist degrees in fields including the sciences, humanities and social sciences, as well as professional degrees in fields such as information technology, electronics, psychology, social work, and tourism. RUPP also provides Cambodia’s foremost degree-level language programs through the Institute of Foreign Languages. Due to its many achievements, RUPP has full membership of the ASEAN University Network (AUN).

RUPP has over 450 full-time staff. All of its 335 academic staff members hold tertiary qualifications, including 15 PhDs and 280 Masters degrees. They are supported by over 120 administrative and maintenance staff. In addition, the university maintains links with Cambodian and international NGOs, local and international universities and government ministries. As a result, various international and non-government organizations and government offices regularly contribute adjunct faculty members to help expand RUPP’s capacity.


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