The School for Field Studies Bhutan Spring Program Research Symposium 2018 was held at Hotel Druk in Thimphu on 7th May 2018 to present research carried out by SFS students during their 3-month semester program period in Bhutan.

Fifteen undergraduate students from 15 different universities/colleges of the USA have been undertaking the semester course on ‘Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition’ at the SFS Centre for Himalayan Environment and Development Studies in Paro, jointly hosted by the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) and The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), since February 2018. Students carried out field research related to biodiversity assessment, conservation and rural livelihoods, hydropower and perception of Gross National happiness in Paro.

The symposium was presided over by Dasho Paljor J. Dorji and attended by heads and representatives of various departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, and other relevant agencies.  Dasho congratulated all SFS students for successfully completing the Semester program in Bhutan.

The students will be leaving Bhutan on 9th May 2018.