Master of Social Sciences (Public Policy)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Chuluun Munkhbat says New Zealand is not that different from his home country of Mongolia.
"The sheep, the livestock, the countryside. It's very similar to home," says Chuluun.
Chuluun is passionate about New Zealand and Mongolia, and he manages to combine his love for both countries for a job – as New Zealand's Honorary Consul-General in Mongolia.
Before studying at Waikato, Chuluun was in the Mongolian police force, where he had worked his way up to District Police Chief of the Songion-Kharkhan region.
He came to the University of Waikato to undertake postgraduate study and graduated with a Master of Social Sciences, majoring in Public Policy.
Chuluun then headed back to his homeland where he had a variety of roles in public administration, including Deputy Prosecutor General of Mongolia.
In May 2014, he was named New Zealand Honorary Consul-General in Mongolia, a job he is relishing.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for me to support and assist New Zealanders in Mongolia and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries politically, economically and culturally," he says.
"I have very fond memories of Waikato and very much look forward to returning again."