The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), founded in 2003 by a royal decree, is the national university system of Bhutan.
RUB is a member of the following work packages:
Investigating the consequences of reducing nitrogen pollution and how this will impact society, human well-being and the economy in the future. How choices made in other parts of the world affect South Asian decisions on nitrogen and vice versa is also explored
Surveys will investigate how farmers use nitrogen to better understand how they make decisions on nitrogen use with both crops and livestock. This will help make sure solutions to reduce pollution are socially and culturally acceptable
Examines how nitrogen air pollution affects lichen diversity and how this impacts local communities
Focus on creating a Massive Open Online Course in the 8 national languages of the South Asian countries
Collating data and identifying gaps, bringing together many data sets in one place, to create detailed maps on nitrogen pollution in the atmosphere around South Asia. From this nitrogen budgets can be developed to help direct policy making
Through modelling and mapping this work package explores how nitrogen pollution contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and how managing nitrogen can reduce climate change