Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 6 – Less than six months after achieving its first ranking place in The Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Impact’ Rankings, the University of Puthisastra is delighted to announce that it has now gained entry to the world’s most prestigious university league table - THE’s World University Rankings, becoming the first and only university in the history of Cambodia to achieve this dual ranking status!

The inclusion of UP marks a further bold and major step forward, both for UP in particular, and for the improving international status of Higher Education in Cambodia.

The Times World University League Table is the most prestigious and internationally recognised Higher Education league in the world. Entry into the world league is conditional on universities like UP providing only the most comprehensive, rigorous and well-validated data to evidence our track record of growth and academic excellence across a wide range of performance indicators.

The carefully calibrated indicators that are used by The Times provide the most comprehensive and well-balanced comparison of universities around the world. Alongside THE’s Impact Rankings, the World University League Table also informs readers about the different missions and successes of Higher Education institutions globally.

This year's World University League Table features elite universities from over 110 countries around the world, including the USA, the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, India and China, to name just a few. And now, Cambodia!

Each university in the rankings has a detailed profile, with a breakdown of its overall scores. The rankings are available here: World University Rankings 2022. To find UP, simply choose Cambodia in the ‘country’ drop-down box - we’re the first and only Cambodian university in the league!

This joint achievement of joining both the Impact Rankings and the Worldwide University League Table is a stunning breakthrough, not just for UP, but for Cambodia as a whole. This double-recognition is a formal acknowledgement of how we are helping to lead the way both nationally and internationally, at the very highest echelon of Higher Education, thanks to our dedicated focus on health science education.

In addition, The Times’ rich and in-depth data, rankings and league tables are a vital resource for students (and their families), helping them to make one of the most important decisions of their lives: namely, which institution they should trust with their higher education. It is equally valuable for educators and academic professionals too; they rely on this information to discern future paths to increased achievement in their chosen academic fields, and as an important tool in deciding who they should pursue their careers with. UP is very pleased to be leading the way in enabling our hard-working and high-achieving colleagues to have the same opportunities in their careers as their peers do, all around the world.

Having successfully achieved this recognition on the global stage, UP will be continuing its progress upwards in the months and years ahead, to cement both its own place and reputation, and also Cambodia’s place and reputation within the Higher Education industry globally, on a permanent basis. President Ian Findlay and Head of English Daniel Gillard have also creating a UP Working Group, to focus on gathering all the data and resources needed for UP’s future league table submissions.

With our excellent staff and students working in partnership, there is nothing beyond our grasp as Cambodia’s leading health sciences university!