RULE, By Yuok Ngoy.



I. Background:
RULE is the first higher education institution in Cambodia. It was originally found in 1948 as the National Institute of Law, Politics and Economics. 1957 was an important year for the history of the university, the Institute became the Faculty by the Royal Decree. Year 2003 is one of the most important years in the university's history. The Faculty of Law and Economics was reorganized as a university, under the name of Royal University of Law and Economics RULE). The name of the university still bears the words of Law and Economics (RULE). The name of the university still bears the words of Law and Economics is to indicate that the two disciplines are at the core of the university training program. However, other disciplines of social and natural sciences, such as language and computer sciences are being added in our curriculum. Currently, the university has four faculties, two graduate schools and one center. RULE still maintains her position as the premier national university and the leading university in the area of law, economic and business education.

II. Objective and Roles:
     Realizing that the public sector and private sector are the two pillars in supporting the development of Cambodia, the university set its broader objective. Traditionally, the university's sole objective was to develop human resources for the public sector. But now, the objective enlarged to include the private sector as well. Various training programs in business administration were established and rapidly developed and recognized. Year after year, the university had been proud of sending many talented individuals to both public and private sector. The university's alumni now are working in various government's ministries, private companies and international organizations. Beside the roles of supplying  competent human resources to Cambodia's society, RULE serves another role as gateway of Cambodia to the world. This role is proved by a vast cooperation with international institutions and universities through the exchange of students and faculty members.

III. Staff and Students at RULE:
         In year 2003, there are 4,802 undergraduate students, studying in the four faculties. Among them, there are 1,478 female students. One of the outstanding features of RULE is the large pool of highly qualified teaching and administrative staffs. Newly established graduate schools accommodate 507 graduate students. There are 84 full-time and 112 visiting Cambodian lecturers and 70 foreign lecturers who give lectures under the academic exchange programs.

IV. Academic Progadrams:
       The educational term/grade level system has been divided into semesters, with 8 semesters in the period of 4 years for bachelor degree program. RULE offers academic programs with strong emphasis on legal, economic and business education.

Undergraduate Degree Programs:
         1. Faculty of Law
               Law (in Khmer)
               Law (in English)
               Law (in Trilingual: Khmer, English and French)
         2. Faculty of Public Administration
Bachelor in Public Administration
         3. Faculty of Economics and Management
Bachelor in Economics
               Bachelor in Business Administration
               Bachelor in Accounting
               Bachelor in Finance and Banking
            4. Faculty of Information Economics
Bachelor in Information Economics

Graduate Degree Programs:
         1. Graduate School of Law
               Master in Public Administration (MPA)
               Master in Private Law (MPL)
               Master in International Business Law and Corporate Counsel (MIB)
         2. Graduate School of Economics and Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
               Master of Business Administration in Finance (MBA-Finance)
               Master of Business Administration in Marketing (MBA-Marketing)
               Master in Tourism Management

               Lawyer's Training Center

V. Resources and Facilities:
Location: located along Monivong Boulevard.
      Campus: RULE has a huge, clean and beautiful campus.
      Buildings and classrooms are renovated to the students' need
      Library: has been enlarged and refurnished with more spaces for reading.
Computer Lab and Internet Access     
      Conference Hall
Sport Center
Parking Lot

VI. International Academic Exchange:
Increasingly, Cambodian universities have come to be quite involved in international academic exchange, However, RULE is exceptional. When RULE claims to involve in international exchange, it does real exchange. About 70 professors from numerous foreign universities are officially invited to give lectures to RULE's students in 2003-2004 academic years. More over, there are 17 permanent foreign lecturers who are actively in delivering lectures on campus. In addition, RULE has also concluded agreements for academic exchange with a total of 20 foreign universities and research institutions. Each year, RULE's students have abundant opportunities in France, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and United States. The following are partner universities and their scholarship granted to RULE's students. On average, there are about 30 scholarships in a year.

 1.  Nagoya University, Japan
       2.  Waseda University, Japan
       3.  University of Transitional Law and Business, Republic of Korea
       4.  University of Michigan, USA
       5.  University of Lyon, France
       6.  Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
       7.  Institute Universitaire d'Etude du Development (IUED), Switzerland.
       8.  Centre Franco Vietnamien pour la Gestion
       9.  Ecola Superiem du Commerce de Paris (ESCP), France
Centre d'Étude et Recherche Applique au Management (CERAM)
      11. International Law Center, Vietnam
      12. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
      13. University of Lumier Lyon 2, France
      14. University of Lumier Lyon 3, France
      15. English Language Institute (ELI), USA
      16. Chulalongkon University, Thailand
      17. University of Pantheon-ASSAS Paris II, France
      18. University of Paris, Sorbonne Paris IV, France
      19. University of Pantheon, Sorbonne Paris I, France
      20. University of Cantho, Vietnam

VII. Enrollment and Tuition:
For admission to the bachelor degree programs, students are required to have High School Diploma or an equivalent.
      For admission to the master programs, students are required to meet the following criteria:
      Students who hold Bachelor Degree in Law, Economics or a relevant one can enroll directly in the program.
     Students who hold Master or PhD in any fields can enroll directly in the programs. 


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