In 2004, the School of Social Work formed a powerful partnership with Cambodia's Royal University in Phnom Penh (RUPP) to build human capacity for social change. This innovative endeavor provided Cambodian social workers graduate-level training so that they could return home and staff their university’s first social work department.

Today, the School continues to mentor the faculty, which each year welcomes a new cohort of social work students and prepares them to rebuild their country's human infrastructure. In May 2017, RUPP's Department of Social Work became the first higher education entity in Cambodia to receive accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities.

For more information, go to the RUPP website or contact Tracy Harachi: at tharachi@uw.edu