Welcome Message from President

Dr. Troy McGrath

Welcome to the American University of Phnom Penh! I am honored to start my term as the new president of AUPP, joining an incredible cast of world-class faculty and staff. With its focus on developing the deep reservoirs of talent within Cambodian society through education, professional development, and knowledge transfer, AUPP has spent more than a decade developing and offering programs in a variety of fields (such as Law, IT, Business, and Global Affairs), in pursuit of AUPP Founder Dr Vandeth Chea’s vision for developing the vast potential of Cambodia. The core of our mission is the bring the world to Cambodia, and Cambodia to the world.

With each new year, AUPP broadens its course offerings and deepens its ability to deliver top-notch international programs. Offering both Cambodian educational degrees and dual degree programs (currently in conjunction with Fort Hays State University and the University of Arizona), our students at AUPP get the best of both worlds. That is one reason why AUPP’s student body has now passed through the 1,000 mark, and continues to grow. And it doesn’t just stop at our doors. Our graduates pursue Master’s and Doctorate programs in some of the world’s best universities (like Stanford, and the University of London), or they work in renowned international companies, while others have positions at government ministries or are employed by NGOs.

If you are looking for an exciting and engaging academic environment, where students also have abundant opportunities to participate in clubs, sports, travel, and many other activities, then we welcome you to come join us at AUPP!