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Emory-Tibet partnership enriched with $1 million grant

(TibetanReview.net, Mar27, 2014) – The New York-based Dalai Lama Trust has made a grant of $1 million to Emory University in the US state of Georgia, to support the endowment fund of The Robert A. Paul Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, reported ajc.com (website of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Mar 25. It added that the grant will help fund a six-year science curriculum in major Tibetan monastic institutions.

The curriculum will include the creation of a video library and more than two dozen textbooks and summer classes for Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns taught by Emory and other faculty from US institutions.

The initiative was set up in 2007 and under it Emory faculty visited India each summer to offer six-week science courses to 90 Tibetan monks and nuns, developed a series of bilingual Tibetan-English science books and hosted two groups of monastic science scholars for science education at Emory, the report added.

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