The support of the Royal Government of Cambodia, particularly the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) is critical to the Royal University of Phnom Penh. All degrees and course programs at RUPP have been approved by the Government.
Government support covers electricity and utility costs, staff salaries, and important resources such as computers and laboratories. The Prime Minister and other government representatives also regularly participate in the University’s graduation, cultural and opening ceremonies.
ASEAN University Network (AUN)
In 1999, RUPP became a member of the ASEAN University Network (AUN). The AUN, established
in 1995 to enable capacity building and collaboration in South East Asian higher education centers, provides opportunities for staff and students to attend training and conferences in other ASEAN nations. The President of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Lav Chhiv Eav, is Cambodia’s representative for higher education at the AUN.
RUPP has a strong international focus. It has signed Memoranda of Understanding with many international universities. These MOU provide for academic cooperation between the universities, including staff and student exchanges and curriculum development assistance. In 2006-2008, RUPP holds active MOUs with the following universities and research centers: