Royal University of Fine Arts

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Royal University of Fine Arts
Université royale des beaux-arts
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Former names
École des arts cambodgiens
RectorDr. Bong Sovath
Address72 Preah Ang Yukanthor Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
NicknameRUFA, Sala Rachna
AffiliationsAgence Universitaire de la Francophonie
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

The Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) (Khmer: សាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទវិចិត្រសិល្បៈ, French: Université royale des beaux-arts) is a university in Phnom Penh specialising in architecture and fine arts. It is the oldest university in Cambodia, having been in existence since 1917.


RUFA's origins date to the establishment of the École des arts cambodgiens in Phnom Penh in 1917.[1] The school was closed after the establishment of the Khmer Rouge régime in 1975; it was re-opened in 1980.

Hang Thun Hak, former Prime Minister of Cambodia, served as the university's rector during the 1960s.


  • Faculty of Archaeology
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Choreographic Arts and Music
  • Faculty of Visual Arts


  1. ^ Moeun, Nhean. "Book celebrates 100-year milestone of the Royal University of Fine Arts". Phnom Penh Post. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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Coordinates: 11°33′54″N 104°55′41″E / 11.5651°N 104.9281°E / 11.5651; 104.9281