The Project is coordinated by Paro College of Education under Royal University of Bhutan in partnership with three Universities from European Union.

Paro College of Education​


Paro College of Education is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It began as teacher training centre for preschool care, which was formally inaugurated on 4th November 1975 with 8 female trainees and a demonstration school at the Rinpung campus.
The new teacher training center academic campus at Nangkha was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck on 18th November 1999.

The University of Birmingham (UoB) is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom, and ranks in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings and others. The UoB was chartered by Queen Victoria in 1900 and was the first civic ‘red brick’ university in the United Kingdom. In 2017, there were over 40,000 students studying at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, making the UoB one of the largest universities in the UK.  

The School of Education, UoB, will be a host organisation for visiting Bhutanese project partners in July 2020. With expertise in educational psychology, mental health, and inclusion, the School of Education provides guidance and appraisal of current counselling, mental health, and

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) founded in 1970, provides education for almost 15.000 students in 8 faculties, offering 27 Bachelor programs, 90 Master and Advanced Master programs, and over 35 PhD disciplines. It employs over 3000 staff at the university and 3,350 staff at the university hospital, UZ Brussel. Relevant with its unique location in the capital of Europe, it is part of VUB’s mission to become an international university. Therefore, VUB also provides English programs for its nearly 21% foreign students.

University Institute of Maia – ISMAI


Maiêutica is the founding body of University Institute of Maia – ISMAI,and Polytechnic Institute of Maia – IPMaia, a private non-profit HEI located in Maia, near Porto. The university campus occupies an area of 70,000m2 and provides students with excellent infrastructures and leading-edge technological equipment. ISMAI is the 2nd largest private HEI in Portugal. It has more than 250 academic staff members and 4,000 students, and offers a wide range of 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes in the fields of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Business Sciences, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Communication Sciences and Information Technologies.


Project Partners