Buddhism Research Institute
Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) holds an unveiling ceremony to mark the establishment of Buddhism Research Institute on Nov 11, 2014. [Photo/imnu.edu.cn]
Buddhism Research Institute at Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU), co-constructed by Institute of World Religions under the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and IMNU, was established in November 2014.
It is the first research institute in Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The Buddhism Research Center under CASS, established on the same day, was attached to Buddhism Research Institute at IMNU.
The institute has a Mongolian religion research center, a Chinese Buddhism research center, a Buddhism Art Exhibition, an information office, an administration office, a research office on major projects, and a graduate office.
Buddhism Research Institute signed an agreement on cultivating graduate students with Institute of World Religions of CASS, with the aim of strengthening academic construction and scientific research.
In 2015, INMU hired Wei Daoru and Zhuo Xinping, researchers with the Institute of World Religions under CASS as PhD supervisors of the institute. It has 10 master's supervisors including 8 part-time researchers.
It started to enroll graduate students majoring in Mongolian religious culture, Buddhism research, and Mongolian religious documents in 2017.