Professorship of Buddhist Studies established

Monday 16 October

The first endowed professorship in Buddhist Studies in the UK is to be established at the University of Oxford.

The chair has been endowed by means of a generous benefaction from the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) of Tokyo, a society for the promotion of Buddhism.

BDK Website

The Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies will be a member of the Oriental Studies Faculty in the Humanities Division of the University, and the Professor, once appointed, will be a Fellow of Balliol College. The benefaction from BDK is held in trust by the College.

Oxford University News