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  • 14th Convocation 2019

    24 May 2019: His Majesty The King graced the 14th Convocation of the Royal University of Bhutan.

  • Induction Programme 2019

    Induction Programme held on 11 and 12 February 2019 at the Office of the Vice Chancellor for the new recruits (academics).

  • Communicating Research Training

    Communicating Research Training at the Gedu College of Business Studies from 18th -20th February 2019.

  • OVC-August

    August-2018 @ Office of the Vice Chancellor

The University

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:

  • 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
  • to promote and conduct research, to contribute to the creation of knowledge in an international context and to promote the transfer of knowledge of relevance to Bhutan.

(Royal Charter and the Statutes of the Royal University of Bhutan 2003:3)


RUB Vision, Mission and Core Values


An internationally recognized university steeped in GNH values


The Institute for GNH Studies shall be an independent, secular and non-partisan knowledge institution serving as a leading forum for debate and deliberations on public policies and development issues in Bhutan in order to enhance the quality of life of the Bhutanese people through its influence. It shall engage in research, policy debates and advocacies, publications, conferences, executive trainings, and seminars. Its most distinguishing feature will lie in its strong research capacity to inform policies and practices by systematically integrating research-based analyses and informed opinions with the sensitivities of individual and societal values, and its extensive network of partner-institutes within Bhutan and around the world.

Core Values
  • Love for learning
  • Compassion and fairness
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Community services
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity of views
  • Respect for the environment the

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