The International Buddhist Studies College of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (IBSC MCU), under the leadership of Director Prof. Dr. Phrakrupalad Paññavoravat, recently hosted a highly productive meeting with distinguished guests from Lumbini Buddhist University, Nepal, including Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. Tilak Ram Acharya and Dean Dr. Manik Ratna Shakya (LBU). The meeting aimed to explore potential collaborations between the two institutions and to discuss new academic initiatives.
During the meeting, representatives from both institutions discussed a range of initiatives, including joint degree programs, research partnerships, academic international seminars, and other collaborative efforts. Both institutions recognized the value of working together and the potential benefits that could come from such collaborations.
One of the key areas of discussion was the proposed joint degree programs, which would provide students with a unique and well-rounded educational experience, allowing them to earn degrees from both institutions. This collaboration would also allow for the sharing of knowledge and resources, which would increase research opportunities and enrich the academic programs of both universities.
The meeting also discussed research partnerships, which would allow faculty members and researchers from both institutions to collaborate on various research projects. This cooperation would enable IBSC MCU and Lumbini Buddhist University to tap into new areas of research and gain new perspectives, which would enhance their research efforts.
Furthermore, the possibility of organizing academic international seminars was also discussed, which would provide scholars from both institutions with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and insights with their peers from around the world. This would serve as a platform for discussions on various topics related to Buddhism, philosophy, and other related fields.
Both institutions are excited about the potential of working together and are hopeful of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the near future. This MOU would serve as a foundation for their collaboration, outlining the areas of cooperation and the terms of their partnership.
In conclusion, the joint meeting between IBSC MCU and Lumbini Buddhist University was highly successful and promising. Both institutions are committed to exploring further collaborations and working together to achieve their academic goals. It's exciting to see two leading institutions coming together in the spirit of cooperation and partnership, and we look forward to seeing the positive results of their collaboration in the years to come.