The University as an Instrument of Gross National Happiness: Some reflections

Powdyel, Thakur S.

In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2005, pp. 166-182 . ISBN 99936-14-38-6

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Abstract

This paper makes an attempt to follow the evolution and changing role of the university from its beginnings to the present day. It looks at the function of the university as an instrument of national and social development as a preserver, creator and disseminator of knowledge. The attempt then is to put the establishment of the Royal University of Bhutan in context and see its role as a vehicle for the furtherance of the ideal of gross national happiness.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 5 April 2013
ISBN: 99936-14-38-6
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Education
Controlled Subjects: Bhutan, Hochschulbildung, Wissensvermittlung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bhutan , Bildungswesen , Köngliche Universität von Bhutan, Bhutan , Knowledge , Royal University of Bhutan
Subject (classification): Education and Research
Countries/Regions: Bhutan