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Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) 2005f
PO Box 1111, Langjophakha Thimphu , Bhutan
tel:975-2 321 005/003/111 fax:975-2 321 001

Organizational Status: Governmental institute, founded in 1998.

General Description: CBS was established as an autonomous organization that conducts historical and contemporary studies of relevance to Bhutan; publishes journals, occasional research papers, and definitive and authoritative documents on Bhutan; commissions research studies by Bhutanese scholars and institutions; encourages research and publications in both Dzongkha (the national language) and English; facilitates training in research skills and analysis through internships for Bhutanese individuals; collaborates with other agencies on basic research of mutual interest; hosts lectures and seminars by Bhutanese and foreign scholars; and acts as a clearinghouse for information on research and studies being conducted in Bhutan and abroad by foreign institutes and individuals. CBS is governed by a council comprising individuals with a broad knowledge of the culture, development issues, literature, language, and history of Bhutan.

Annual Budget: USD 0.1 million (2004)

Staff: 14 (6 research, 8 administrative/support), 6 intern

Executive Officers:
Mr. THINLEY, Jigmi Yoezer (President)
Mr. URA, Karma (Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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