UP celebrates more than a decade of excellence in health science and technology and aims to train and inspire the next generation of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs.

Message from the Chancellor

H.E. SOK Puthyvuth

H.E. SOK Puthyvuth
University of Puthisastra

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.

Cambodia is on a very exciting journey, we have peace and stability, and one of the fast growing economies in the entire ASEAN region – a very exciting time to create and transform our future.

“To maintain strong growth, it is essential that Cambodia invests more in education and skills training. Investing in people is the best for a more prosperous future”- Inguna Dobraja, World Bank Country Manager for Cambodia.

Cambodia has come a long way since the war ended in January 1979. I am very proud to see that the current environment has allowed the development and growth in all sectors, including education. It pleases me to see the fast-growing interest and investment into education; which will increase confidence and ensure a better future for our country and future generations.

The University of Puthisastra (UP) understands these critical roles of education and investment in people. Since its founding in 2007, it has invested in our future to become one of Cambodia’s premier private universities – particularly known for the excellence of its teaching, its focus on student outcomes and importantly its service to its communities through its many outreach and aid programs.

We at UP believe in 3 core values, which are Honor Self, Respect Others, and Develop Society. Our goal is to embed these positive values in our students and to “Equip graduates and the country for the 21st Century”. We understand that no matter how fast the world changes, our core values remain at the core of success and humanity and that will never change. We challenge our students to become future Leaders in Cambodia and the global community for the benefit of all.

UP is committed to the values of excellence, integrity, tolerance, diversity, innovation and service. Through its strong academic programs, embedded programs of English, employability, critical thinking and communication skills as well as international and local collaborations; UP students acquire and apply knowledge, skills and leadership values empowering them to not just have successful careers but to become future leaders in this exciting, digital new world.

Our Vision is to pursue excellence in health science and technology – the skills that create and sustain the future.
I urge you to join us on this exciting journey,

Professor Ian Findlay

Professor Ian Findlay
President and Vice Chancellor,
University of Puthisastra

Message from the President & Vice – Chancellor

In this modern and rapidly changing world we need modern skills – skills for the 21st Century and beyond. We must look to the future yet learn from the past.

The University of Puthisastra (UP) addresses the future by focussing its class-leading education only in health and technology – the disciplines that are transforming our 21st Century lives.

With over 2,200 students, UP educates, trains and most importantly inspires the next generation of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs to become our future Leaders and create a positive, bright, and healthy future for all of us.

UP is large enough to make a real difference yet small enough to care and nurture each individual student.

UP graduates make highly valuable employees and future leaders – with skills ready to seize the 21st Century:

1. Degree – in their chosen field.
2. English fluency – English is the International Language and the Language of Success. No need to study elsewhere.
3. Critical thinking – to evolve as our technological world evolves.
4. Professional Communication Skills – ensuring that health professionals communicate effectively to maximise patient outcomes.
5. Employability skills – advantages in gaining and maintaining successful careers.
6. Professional and ethical practices – to enhance reputation and be the best.

No other university in Cambodia embeds these skills into their graduates.

UP is investing in its students:

  • substantially upgrading its facilities including leading-edge laboratories, libraries and learning areas
  • dedicated Learning and Teaching dept to achieve World-Standard outcomes
  • dedicated research capability
  • dedicated student support areas including PASS (Peer-Assisted Student Support)
  • student engagement activities including Student Voice
  • “Learner Experiences” including Learning Lounges, all new Cafeteria and co-curricular Clubs and Sports – making UP a great place to study and work
  • improving its WiFi and internet services – maximizing online and self-directed learning. Maximum flexibility and choice.

UP graduates are engaged, smart, collaborative and entrepreneurial with a global mindset from our overseas study and internship programs. They are ready, willing and able to embrace new opportunities.

No matter where you are in Cambodia or the world, whether you are a student, or seeking a commercial, academic or community partnership, I invite you to partner with us.

Let’s see what we can achieve together to make tomorrows world better.


UP is committed to the values of excellence, integrity, tolerance, diversity, innovation and service. Through academic programs, exchanges and international and local partnerships, UP students acquire and apply leadership values enabling them to set professional standards as leaders in their field.


The founder and Chairman of UP is His Excellency Sok Puthyvuth’s vision is for UP to be a vibrant training ground for global changemakers committed to improving and investing in Cambodia.