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

Royal University of Bhutan - Information Management System

The Royal University of Bhutan-Information Management System (RUB-IMS) provides students, faculty, and staff with highly effective tools to help them support in learning, discovery, and engagement. RUB-IMS is primarily an initiative to replace the University’s administrative systems, which are operated manually, with a new integrated computer-based system.

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