PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
The University of Arizona (UA) is ranked in the top 100 in the world (ARWU). As a major research university with a global reach, the UA is making US degrees available to students who would not otherwise be able to go to the US. UA has selected AUPP as its first partner in Southeast Asia, and its only partner in Cambodia, due to AUPP’s high quality academics, facilities, faculty, and of course students. UA’s program with AUPP in Phnom Penh is approved by the Higher Learning Commission in the United States.
This partnership between AUPP and UA allows students in Cambodia to earn US accredited dual degree programs without having to travel to the US. The University of Arizona maintains a physical presence on the campus of AUPP so that students, faculty, and staff have an in-person liaison with the UA’s main campus that helps administer the three UA dual degrees on site. Importantly, these are not online degrees; students are learning course content in person from both UA and AUPP professors.
Students enrolling in the AUPP/UA dual degree can earn both an AUPP degree and an internationally recognized UA degree in Business Administration, Law, or Civil Engineering. These majors were selected by AUPP because of UA’s high rankings in each discipline, and are offered in a hybrid learning environment.
The UA’s Eller College of Management is in the top 10 of US public university business schools, and the Business Administration major is currently the most popular option at AUPP. The Eller College is well known for experiential learning and for its wide ranging network of alumni. Students in this program will, upon graduation, join the worldwide business network of Eller alums and have opportunities to pursue further education through the UA.
The UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law is in the top 50 law schools in the US, and was the first US university to offer a BA in Law. The College of Law’s rigorous and high quality curriculum is in demand both in the US and internationally. Students in the dual degree will learn both the civil and common law systems, allowing them to work in the legal field for both domestic and international organizations, companies, and firms.
The UA College of Engineering is ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited and has professors actively engaged in Southeast Asia. UA plans to pursue accreditation for the Civil Engineering dual degree program at AUPP so that graduates will earn an internationally recognized engineering credential.
These programs are set up so that students are learning from the same highly qualified and experienced professors as they would if they studied on the UA’s main campus in the US. Dual degree students are able to interact directly with UA faculty, access UA resources online, and become part of the UA alumni network. All graduates of the AUPP/UA dual degree programs will be able to work locally, regionally, or internationally as well as pursue further education opportunities in the United States, Australia, Europe, and other parts of Asia.
UA resources are not just limited to students in the dual degree programs. All AUPP students, regardless of major, are able to enroll in a 1 credit free course each year where they will learn about accessing online resources, the American system of higher education, and making the most of their university experience. Students enrolled in this course also get access to the University of Arizona library system, UA online tutoring, and other resources from the University of Arizona.
Other opportunities for AUPP students of all majors to connect with the University of Arizona include joint club projects with UA students, study abroad and exchange programs, and co-convened courses.