Department of Environment, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
It is a stated ambition of the Department of Environmental Science (DES), and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, to assist in overcoming the environmental problems facing Cambodia by empowering future environmental managers through education, and by encouraging DES staff to conduct studies, consultancies and outreach programs with direct implications for Cambodian environmental management.
Students have graduated from the Department of Environmental Science, most of them subsequently finding employment in government or non-government agencies. Since graduating, several students have also received financial support to pursue postgraduate studies locally and internationally.
In addition to their teaching duties, faculty from the Department of Environmental Science have completed substantial research projects, with both regional and international cooperation. The Department has also run training, short courses and workshops in environmental conservation to government agencies at provincial and national levels. These activities have helped build the Department’s capacity and network, and have promoted the reputations of both the Department of The Department of Environmental Science at the Royal University of Phnom Penh was officially established in 2001 by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, with the aim of producing quality environmental scientists and activists at an undergraduate level. The undergraduate curriculum was developed by departmental staff with input from local and international experts, and especially from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, which helped the department offer workshops, consultative meetings, and quality assurance for study materials. The Department of Environmental Science has worked to strengthen the undergraduate program, undertaking significant curriculum and faculty development exercises. In addition, the department regularly organizes complementary activities such as field trips, science fairs, monthly seminars and internship programs, providing students with opportunities to gain practical knowledge and experience. Approximately one hundre Environmental Science and the Royal University of Phnom Penh.