• Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck 30th Birthday

    On the auspicious and joyous occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the Royal University of Bhutan family joins the nation in offering our heartfelt felicitation and sincere prayers for Her Majesty’s Good Health, Long Life and Prosperous Reign.

Institutional Goals

The institutional goals of iGNHaS Studies are:

  • To provide a legitimate national voice to the evidences and outcomes of researches and analysis for planning and policymaking.
  • To provide a centre of excellence in the analysis of development policy issues.
  • To identify current and emerging development problems through holistic and forward-looking analyses and offer alternative choices and opportunities.
  • To carry out high-quality research and analysis leading to rational solutions to development issues in Bhutan.
  • To communicate new insights and knowledge derived from research and policy analyses to stakeholders in the public and private sectors with the aim to stimulate informed debates and effective action for improving development practice in the future.
  • To serve as an effective intellectual bridge among policy makers in government, business, industry, and academia and provide a forum for the discussion, exchange, and assessment of views amongst stakeholders.
  • To achieve high standards of academic excellence through a culture of authentic research, scholarship and real world engagements.
  • To be a source of technical expertise and policy advice for the wider region outside of Bhutan. To be a point of reference on national policy issues to the public by providing an independent and authoritative voice.
  • To strengthen the country's access to the highest quality expertise available by building and managing linkages with international institutions and scholars concerned with relevant issues.

IGnHAs Mission

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.



(Independent, Inclusive, Interdisciplinary, Secular, and Non-partisan)

Established as an integral part of the Royal University of Bhutan, the Institute for GNH Studies (iGNHaS) is an independent, inclusive, interdisciplinary, secular, and non-partisan research institute. Located in the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu, iGNHaS will aspire to become a leader in research that informs policy debates and advocacy.

Fifth iGNHaS Board Meeting will be on 10th June 2016 at iGNHaS Secretariat

Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD) News Release

The Department of Research and External Relations is pleased to inform that Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (BJRD) Volume 9 Number 1 Spring 2020 is being released.

BJRD - Spring 2020 Vol 9 No 1

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  1. Cover - Spring 2020
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BJRD - Autumn 2019 Vol 8 No 2

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  1. Cover - Autumn 2019
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