For a sustainable development of teaching and research, the school sets up six teaching and research sections in Tibetan language, literature, and art, Tibetan history and culture, the Tibetan language and translation, Tibetan medicine, cultural industry management, and the Chinese language. In addition, the school has 10 innovative academic teams, including the Tibetan Hetuvidya Research Team (led by reputable experts and professors while involving young and mid-career researchers), the Cultural and Social Development Research Team in Khampa Tibetan Region, the Traditional Tibetan Common Law Research Team, the Tibetan Dialectology Research Team, the Tibetan Modern and Contemporary Literature Research Team, the Tibetan Buddhism and Harmonious Society Research Team, and the Tibetan Medicine Research Team. Notably, the two university-level innovative teams, respectively led by Professor Wan Guo and Professor Tudeng Pengcuo and composed of 10 experts and young researchers in total, serve as the engine to drive the scientific research innovation of the school.
In recent years, the faculty has directed and/or participated in 2 key bidding projects and 10 other projects funded by the National Social Sciences Fund in addition to 22 projects at the provincial and ministerial levels, and 31 projects at the provincial department and bureau level. For these projects, the school has won three national awards and five provincial awards. The faculty has also published 46 academic works and textbooks as well as over 300 academic papers. By far, the school has developed ten provincial and university-level quality courses. The self-compiled textbook Sanskrit Basics has been incorporated in the Textbook Publication Fund Project listed in the 11th Five-Year Plan by the Ministry of Education. Several of our textbooks have been adopted by other universities for nationalities and have received positive feedback.
By firmly upholding the tenets of “serving minorities and minority areas, and serving the national development strategy”, the school is committed to scientific, internal and featured development. With encouraging achievements in comprehensive strength, teaching quality, faculty development, research capacity, and community services, the school is to make greater contributions to the attainment of SWUN’s goal of building a first-class “featured and modern” university for nationalities, thus playing a more significant role in the development of minorities and minority areas.