PHUBU TSERING SCHOOL OF THOUGHT
The Tibetan language has always been an essential subject at TU. In 2004, nearly 20 percent of its students majored in the language.
With the university incorporating other specialized colleges, such as the medical school, in the past decade, the Tibetan language program is not just about popularity with students. The subject now also boasts in-depth development, Phubu said.
“Tibetan language studies are a national key subject and involve more than 80 faculty members. It attracts Tibetan students as well as Han students,” he said.
The language course has about 80 Han undergraduate students each year, and they are trained to take translation work in the region.