Royal University of Law and Economics

The Royal University of Law and Economics (Khmer: សាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទនីតិសាស្ត្រនិងវិទ្យាសាស្ត្រសេដ្ឋកិច្ច, French: Université royale de droit et des sciences économiques, abbreviated as RULE) is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Cambodia.[2]

Royal University of Law and Economics
Université royale de droit et des sciences économiques
សាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទនីតិសាស្ត្រ និងវិទ្យាសាស្ត្រសេដ្ឋកិច្ច
RectorDr. Luy Channa
Academic staff
Students15,672 (2013–2014)[1]
Undergraduates14,015 (2013–2014)[1]
Postgraduates1,657 (2013–2014)[1]
93 Preah Monivong Boulevard
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AffiliationsAgence Universitaire de la Francophonie
ASEAN University Network

RULE was established in 1949 as the National Institute of Law, Politics and Economics. In 2003, the institution was officially deemed a university.


RULE is the first higher education institution in Cambodia. It was founded in 1948 as the National Institute of Law, Politics and Economics. In 1957 the institute became the faculty by Royal Decree. In 2003 the Faculty of Law and Economics was reorganized as a university, under the name of Royal University of Law and Economics. Other disciplines of social and natural sciences, such as language and computer sciences have been added to the curriculum.

The university has four faculties, two graduate schools and one center, teaching law, economics and business.

Staff and students

In 2003, there were 4,800 undergraduate students studying in the four faculties, among them were 1,478 female students. 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.

Academic programs

The educational term/grade level system has been divided into semesters, with eight semesters in the period of four years for bachelor's degree program.

Undergraduate degree programs

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Public Administration

Bachelor's in Public Administration

    Faculty of Economics and Management

    Faculty of Information Economics

    Graduate degree programs

    Graduate School of Law

    Graduate School of Economics and Management


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