A 5-day training on 'R-Statistics' is currently underway for faculty at Sherubtse College. The training was organized by Sangay Thinley, Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages, to enhance faculty capacity in research and data analysis. Almost thirty participants from eight departments within Sherubtse are attending the training.
Training on Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) is under way at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. The forestry extension staffs from twenty dzongkhags are attending the course. The training is provided with the objective to provide hands on skill on GPS and GIS to field staffs .
The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) successfully hosted its Second Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair on 21-23 August in Thimphu, Bhutan. The 3-day education and outreach programme drew large crowds and great public interest, thanks to the support and active participation of Thimphu schools and 25 organizations including universities, government agencies, green businesses and CSOs.