Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia

BSU signed agreements on joint study of Buddhist medicine with Nepal and Sri Lanka universities

Buryat State University signed agreements on joint study of Buddhist medicine with universities in Nepal and Sri Lanka. It was announced by Aldar Damdinov, the Rector of BSU, at a press conference dedicated to the II International Buddhist Forum, which will be held in Ulan-Ude from August 12 to 14.

"We signed agreements on research in traditional medicine with the University of Traditional Medicine in Sri Lanka and the University in the city of Lumbini . A southern branch of Buddhist medicine is studied in Sri Lanka while Tibetan medicine has a northern origin. In this respect, it is very interesting for us to compare and exchange the existing practices", Aldar Damdinov said.

In addition, it is the first time when BSU has developed a Bachelor's degree curriculum with the major in Buddhist philosophy. This major will be offered to students this year. The curriculum was developed in cooperation with “Dashi Choinkhorlin” Buddhist University in Russia and with the support of the Foundation for the Promotion of Buddhist Education. It became possible due to the agreement on the consortium of five Russian universities for Buddhism studies in Russia during the I International Buddhist Forum in 2023. The participants of the consortium are BSU, Kalmyk State University, Tuvan State University, "Dashi Choinkhorlin" Buddhist University and Aginsky Buddhist Academy.