Mr Namgyel Wangchuk

Mr Namgyel Wangchuk

Namgyel Wangchuk is a doctoral candidate at the University of Glasgow, conducting research on the politics of education policies in democratizing Bhutan. His work is supported by the university's IMPACT studentship, highlighting his outstanding contributions to the field. Namgyel has consistently excelled academically, earning awards as the best overall performer at all educational levels—from high school through his postgraduate studies. He holds an MSc in Educational Studies, specializing in Adult Education, Community Development, and Youth Studies, and is a Chevening Scholar. He was also the first Bhutanese to be appointed as Brisbane's International Student Ambassador in 2019.

Namgyel is engaged in doctoral research that explores the complexities of education policies within Bhutan's democratic transition. His thesis, "Analysing the Politics of Education Policies in Democratising Bhutan," seeks to understand the interplay between policy formation and educational outcomes in a shifting political landscape. His research is characterized by a critical and analytical approach, aiming to contribute valuable insights into the role of education in societal transformation. His earlier work on non-formal education systems in Bhutan further demonstrates his commitment to enhancing educational opportunities through innovative and inclusive strategies.

  • Centre for the Study of Democracy

Sustainable Development Goals
In brief

Research areas

Politics , Small States, Governance and Education
Chevening Scholarship

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office