Kesang Choden Dorji discusses the lifelong learning initiatives being pursued by the Bhutanese higher education sector. Later in the video, she discusses efforts to internationalize Bhutanese higher education.
Kesang Choden Dorji is the director general of the Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE), Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan. Dorji started her career as a teacher and worked her way up to the position of a school principal. She served as director of the Department of Curriculum Research and Development (DCRD), Ministry of Education and the Royal Education Council (REC) prior to her transfer in 2016 to the Department of Adult and Higher Education. She studied in Loreto Convent in Darjeeling, India, and graduated from Loreto College, Darjeeling, India with a BA (Honors) in history. She holds an MA in history from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada. Her master’s thesis is titled, “The Emergence of Modern Bhutan: The Life and career of Jigme Namgay, 1825 – 1881” (unpublished). In addition to obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and others, she has a diploma in educational leadership and management and a certificate in women in executive leadership development from the University of New Castle, NSW and the University of Queensland, Australia.