To bridge the gap between western academia and Tibetan scholars, KF is sponsoring the Academic Research Program Initiative (ARPI) in collaboration with the University of Hamburg to foster research activities in Himalayan Buddhist monastic seminaries. Prof. Dorje Wangchuk and Dr. Orna Almogi have conducted workshops to introduce western academic research methodology to Tibetan scholars who are not familiar with these approaches. As a result of these workshops, Shechen Monastery, Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute, and Namdroling Monastery are setting up their own research departments to lay the foundation for enduring solid research activities and collaborative projects with international institutions. Read more here and here.