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1st LD-Writethru-China Focus: New page started as Tibet awards doctorates for 1st time

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

LHASA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Four students in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region were granted doctorate degrees Friday, the first batch of doctorate degrees ever awarded by a Tibetan university.
The students majoring in Tibetan history, Tibetan language and literature, high-altitude medicine, attended the graduation ceremony at Tibet University Friday.
Though a "Gexe Lharampa," a title similar to a doctorate in Tibetan Buddhism, was awarded as the highest academic degree to lamas in Tibetan ...