The Office of the Vice Chancellor at Lumbini Buddhist University stands as a bastion of academic leadership and innovation. Appointed by the esteemed Chancellor, who also serves as the Prime Minister of Nepal, under the recommendation of the Education Minister, the Vice Chancellor is entrusted with the profound responsibility of steering the university towards academic excellence and overall growth. Their tenure, spanning four years, is dedicated to the noble pursuit of wisdom and enlightenment through education.
As the highest academic authority within the university, the Vice Chancellor serves as the guardian of our academic ideals and the driving force behind our educational endeavors. Their role is multifaceted, encompassing the oversight of academic affairs, curriculum development, faculty management, and research initiatives. With a keen focus on nurturing a vibrant academic environment, the Vice Chancellor plays a pivotal role in ensuring that Lumbini Buddhist University remains at the forefront of Buddhist studies, spiritual exploration, and holistic education.
In their capacity as the academic steward of the university, the Vice Chancellor works diligently to uphold the institution’s commitment to compassion, wisdom, and mindfulness, fostering an environment where students and scholars alike can flourish in their pursuit of knowledge. They inspire our community to reach new heights of understanding and enlightenment, embodying the very principles that underlie the teachings of Buddhism. The Office of the Vice Chancellor is not only the intellectual heart of our institution but also the driving force that propels us forward on our path of academic and spiritual enlightenment.
Lumbini Buddhist University was conceived in the First World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini in Buddha Sambat 2542 (1998 AD) with the aspiration of creating an academic center inspired by the tenets of Lord Buddha’s teachings. It was established and dedicated to the sacred birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha through the promulgation of the LBU Ordinance in 2004 AD. The ordinance was endorsed by the Parliament of Nepal through the LBU Act in 2006 AD. Accepting and following the teachings of Lord Buddha, the University is dedicated to World Peace.
The university is expected to provide a focus for uniting all for world peace. It is expected to function as an international hub for Buddhist Studies and activism for world peace through the operation of institutions of higher education for teaching and research in the areas of Buddhist Philosophy, Literature, Education, Buddhist History, Archaeology, and Culture to inspire Shanti, Bandhutwa, Maitri, and Sadbhav (peace, empathy, friendship, and compassion). Understanding that higher education is the foundation for knowledge creation, dissemination, application, and innovation necessary for driving social, economic, and political development, LBU intends to develop academic programs, undertake research activities, and interface with communities and societies with the mission of propagating peace and prosperity for all.
In the current global development trend, knowledge-based development has superseded other modes. LBU intends to contribute to the development of a knowledge-based society. The emergent development discourses are profoundly drawn by the gravity of the core humane consciousness. The inner voice of the human soul in love with nature and Mother Earth is calling for critical reflection on the past courses of modernity and yearning for mindfulness in every step forward. LBU is aware of and yearns for the traditional ethos of the people of Nepal in venerating nature and Mother Earth and behold their supreme. The world is now engaged in the global campaign for achieving the goals of sustainable development led by the United Nations. LBU intends to contribute to the campaign upholding the ethos.
On behalf of LBU, I would like to invite all to walk with us in the lights of Buddha’s teachings.