Higher Education in Bhutan
The Ministry of Education in Bhutan Government has the full responsibility to promote and build Education in the country. It also carries the responsibility of maintaining quality and standard of Education at all the levels, be it Primary Education or Higher Education, Technical Education or Vocational Education. Furthermore, UNESCO is an Apex Body of Education that works closely with the Ministry of Education of Bhutan for its promotion.
Bhutan has two universities;
- Royal university of Bhutan and
- Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
The Royal University of Bhutan was founded on June 2nd 2003. The University was
established to cater to the needs of Tertiary Education in Bhutan and
offer various Higher Education Programs to the aspiring students. RUB
(The Royal University of Bhutan) aspires to build a knowledge-based
society, which can influence public policy, social behavior and
inculcate empirical research and informed opinions in Bhutan
The Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMSB) of Bhutan was established in 2013 as per the University of Medical Sciences Act of Bhutan 2012. It consists of Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, Faculty of Traditional Medicine, Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, Medical Education Centre for Research, Innovation and Training (MECRIT), and the Office of President.