ULAN BATOR, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The government of Mongolia has decided to establish an independent Institute for Genghis Khan research, local media reported Thursday, citing the government's press office.
The new institute will also help create a favorable environment for foreign scholars and researchers to conduct research in Mongolia, the reports said.
The decision is also part of the government's efforts to develop heritage tourism, the government's press office said in a statement.
By establishing the institute, it is possible to make the Genghis Khan studies as an independent branch of Mongolian studies, the statement said.
Genghis Khan (1162-1227) founded the Mongol Empire in the 13th century by uniting individual tribes in Northeast Asia.