The International Association of Buddhist Universities, IABU, is an international forum for institutes of Buddhist higher education to network, understand, and benefit from the richness and variety of the multinational Buddhist tradition.
Since 2002, the University of Hong Kong has been offering a broad range of Buddhist studies at postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD), Master and undergraduate levels. The degrees are awarded through the Faculty of Social Sciences. Our courses covering social application, Indian Buddhism, Chinese Mahayana, Buddhist Canonical languages and others are taught by a team of renowned Buddhist scholars from around the world.
Antioch Education Abroad interweaves the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya into a fall semester study program. Emphasis is placed on a comparative approach to both theory and practice. Participants reach their own understanding of that essence which is common to all the varieties of Buddhism, while learning to appreciate the many cultural and historical environments in which it has flourished. The program consists of four components:
- Core Courses
- Meditation Traditions
- Independent Study: Selected Topics
The college is a postgraduate college with one faculty and one area of specialization. It provides a five-year programme covering philological and cultural studies with instruction in the required methodologies; And specialists provide one-to-one supervision in order to enable the student to reach the stage of producing a Ph.D. thesis.