FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1960
The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), which first opened its doors on January 13, 1960 as a comprehensive, is the oldest and largest public university in Cambodia. Unfortunately, it was completely closed during the Khmer Rouge period (1975-1979), but it was re-opened on May 13, 1980 and within the last three decades, the University has continued to grow and expand.
Today, the RUPP provides degrees in both undergraduates and postgraduates in many areas: sciences, social sciences and humanities, development studies, education, engineering and foreign languages under five faculties, and one institute. The University is a full member of ASEAN University Network (AUN) from 1999 and a member of Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) from 2015 and promotes international cooperation, joint research, student mobility and academic exchanges. The Quality Assurance Center fosters a culture of quality throughout the University in academic areas, research, and community service.