The Royal University of Bhutan was launched on 2nd June 2003 to provide tertiary education in Bhutan. The Royal Charter and the Statutes provide the legal instruments for the University.
The overall rationale of the University as set out in the Royal Charter and Statutes is the "dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of learning through a balanced, well regulated and sound tertiary education system for the economic and cultural development of the Kingdom of Bhutan and to promote the cultural enrichment, personal development and well being of our people."
The specific objectives of the University are:
1. to develope and provide programmes of study at tertiary education level, of relevance and good quality which will fulfill the needs of the country for an educated and skilled population, and
2. to promote and conduct research, to contribute to the creation of knowledge in an international context and
3.to promote the transfer of knowledge of relevance to Bhutan.
Vision: An internationally recognized university steeped in GNH values
To provide programmes of study at tertiary education level, of relevance and good quality which will ful l the needs of the country for an educated, skilled and humane population,
To promote and conduct research to contribute to the creation of knowledge of relevance to Bhutan, and
To provide training and professional services for enhancement of knowledge, capacity building and community development.
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