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Sweden’s new ambassador to Bhutan

Sweden’s ambassador to India, Klas Molin, who is also ambassador of Sweden to Bhutan,  presented his letter of credence to the HM King in June this year. Klas Molin already took over 2017  in Delhi, but only after having handed … Läs mer

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World Dendro 2018 in Bhutan

In June, approximately 150 delegates from 35 countries gathered in Bhutan to discuss the latest research in the field of dendrochronology, using information (mainly annual rings) from trees to describe changes in the environment and climate back in time, but … Läs mer

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Uppsala University Erasmus+ program with Royal University of Bhutan

Uppsala University has had an EU-funded Erasmus + collaboration with the Royal University of Bhutan for six-month exchange of master’s students, which ended last year. Under this program four Bhutanese students studied in Uppsala 2016, three from the College of … Läs mer

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Visit to Bhutan from Karlstad University

Professor of Health Sciences with focus on Neurology Peter Hagell and Martin Persson, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Karlstad University, visited Bhutan in May in order to develop cooperation and exchange with Asia in the form of long-term integrated … Läs mer

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Bhutan hosts ‘World Dendro Conference’ for the first time

Dendrochronology is a science that uses the growth of tree rings as a detailed record of climate change in a region. Over 150 participants from 35 countries are attending the five-day conference. Bhutan has been chosen for the conference because … Läs mer

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Gomchen Wangchuk, the man who helped Bhutan eliminate goiter

UNICEF recognised him in 2004 for his contribution in elimination of IDD It was 1983. Gomchen Wangchuk, 49 then, had made up his mind. Alone, he headed to the Indian capital of Delhi. It was no ordinary journey. He brought … Läs mer

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Conserving traditional Bhutanese architecture

At the deliberation on the survey on traditional rammed earth buildings yesterday in Thimphu, three traditional houses from western region of Bhutan were proposed for preservation. These buildings are in Kabisa in Thimphu, Changjokha in Punakha, and in Talung Toed … Läs mer

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Bhutan’s first satellite to orbit earth soon

By the end of summer, Bhutan will have its first satellite orbiting the earth. The miniature satellite is called Bhutan-1, and weighs less than two kilograms. Four Bhutanese studying space engineering at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KyuTech) in Japan … Läs mer

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Country’s first satellite builders attend the BHUTAN-1 workshop

  As Bhutan’s first satellite BHUTAN-1, a 10x10x10 CubeSat, is scheduled to be launched in June, the engineers building it shared their stories at the BHUTAN-1 workshop held at the College of Science and Technology (CST) yesterday. The four engineers … Läs mer

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Bhutan improves in Corruption Perception Index

Bhutan climbed a spot up to the 26th position among 180 countries in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017 that Transparency International (TI) released on February 21. Bhutan had occupied the 27th spot consecutively in the previous two years. … Läs mer

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Study finds 30% college students are addicted to internet

More than 30 percent of college students in Bhutan are addicted to Internet, according to the findings of a recent study on internet addiction among college students. The research paper highlights that internet addiction among adolescents and young adults may … Läs mer

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Drukair to purchase one more airbus to boost its fleet

Come 2020 and Drukair- the national airline will have one more airbus added to its fleet, expanding its international route to Dubai and Japan. The new airbus, A3-20 is said to be bigger than the current aircraft A3-19 series and … Läs mer

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Gross National Happiness Visit to Sweden

Center for Bhutan Studies and GNH (Gross National Happiness) President Dasho Karma Ura and three co-workers, Dr. Dorji Penjore, Sangay Chophel and Chhimi Dem visited Stockholm and Uppsala in January. The network GNH Sweden arranged the visit and hosted a … Läs mer

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PhD in Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University

A number of Bhutanese students have completed master’s programs in Sweden, but doctoral degrees are rare. Are far as we know, there has been only one until now, but now there are at least two. Wangchuk Rabten has a masters … Läs mer

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Swedish librarian in Bhutan

Not many Swedes live in Bhutan, but last year the number increased by 100% from one to two. Since August 2017 Kerstin Brütte is librarian at Royal Thimpu College in Ngabiphu in the mountains above Babesa in Thimphu. Kerstin has … Läs mer

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Annual meeting 2018

The association’s annual meeting was held May 15, 2018. After the annual meeting, Axel Odelberg talked about his journey from west to east in Bhutan under the heading ”Biker in Bhutan – On motorcycle through Bhutan in the Spring of … Läs mer

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