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 flourishing faculty, which each year welcomes a new cohort of social work students—all highly motivated and ready 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 status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. 


Celebrating the 10th Anniversary

The Department of Social Work at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, establlshed in partnership with the UW School of Social Work, celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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