International Buddhist College

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International Buddhist College
วิทยาลัยพุทธศาสนานานาชาติ
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Motto Bahunam Vata Atthaya
Motto in English For the Good of the Many
Established 2005
Type Private
Religious affiliation Buddhist
Rector Dr. Charles Willemen
Location Songkhla, Thailand
Website http://www.ibc.ac.th

International Buddhist College or IBC (Thai: วิทยาลัยพุทธศาสนานานาชาติ) is an inter-sectarian Buddhist higher education institute in Sadao District, Songkhla Province, Thailand.

Described by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "rare combination of secular academics and monastic life,"[1] the International Buddhist College currently offers three B.A. programs: Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Historical and Cultural Studies, and Pali and Sanskrit Languages and Literature to both lay people and monastic students from all three of the major traditions of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. At the post-graduate level, it has certificate, M.A., and Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education. Some programs are available via distance learning[2] At all levels of instruction, classes are offered in both English and Chinese.

The International Buddhist College is a member of a global network of Buddhist Studies programs that includes the University of Hong Kong, the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, and Stanford University, and is supported in part by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Overland, Martha Ann (2007)."Peace Amid Violence", The Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(30):A41.
  2. ^ "E-Learning MA in Buddhist Studies Program Open for Application", accessed 21 February 2011.
  3. ^ Birchard, Karen (2006)."Canadian Billionaire Pushes for Network of Buddhism-Studies Programs", The Chronicle of Higher Education, 52(33):A50.
  4. ^ Center for Buddhist Studies - Stanford University, "Statement by the Ho Family Foundation", accessed 21 February 2011.