• Vacancy Announcement for Resident Lecturers for Land Use and Mountain Ecology Courses in Bhutan

    The School for Field Studies (SFS) – Bhutan Program on Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods (summer) and Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition (fall semester), hosted at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Bumthang seeks two enthusiastic, team-oriented individuals to serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff who deliver an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience to American and Bhutanese undergraduate students.

    On a contract basis, during the six-week summer program, the Resident Lecturers will co-teach the Himalayan Forests, Watersheds, and Rural Livelihood course, and  during the semester, one Resident Lecturer will teach the Land Use, Natural Resources, and Conservation course and other will teach the Mountain Ecology course. Each Lecturer will also teach one-third of the Directed Research course as well as lead designated components of the programs research plan and, as part of this, oversee, mentor, and grade the student directed research projects.

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  • Inauguration of farmers hostel

    UntitledA new training hostel for farmers and staff was formally inaugurated by HE Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji on 08/02/2016 at RNR RDSC Lingmethang. It was constructed at a total cost of NU. 7.139 million with support of MAGIP, IFAD. With the construction of the hostel, it is expected to benefit farmers coming to the centre for training programs and study tours. Every year more than 300 farmers visit the centre.

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  • Prayers offered for the Druk Gyalsey

    IMG_3878On the Auspicious Occasion of the birth of The Gyalsey, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema, the staff of RNR RDC Jakar offered thousand butter lamps, tshog and prayers at Kurjey Lhakhang on February 8, for the long life, good health and happiness of The Druk Gyalpo, The Druk Gyaltsuen and The Druk Gyalsey.

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