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World leading research of SOAS’ Faculty of Arts and Humanities recognised in REF

The research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top quartile for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

18th December 2014

SOAS Music Department first in UK for research outputs

The UK’s only Music department specialising in world music has been recognised for ‘world-leading’ research and ‘outstanding impacts’ in the 2014 the Research Excellence Framework.  

18th December 2014

SOAS’ School of Arts among UK elite for research quality

The research of the School of Arts at SOAS, University of London, has been ranked in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The quality of its research outputs was especially highly regarded, that of the Department of Music being placed first nationally and that of the Department of History of Art and Archaeology fourth.

18th December 2014

SOAS' Department of Music No.1 in the UK for research outputs

The excellence of SOAS research has been recognised in REF2014. The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London is first in the UK for the quality of its research outputs, while Anthropology is ranked 4th. Study of Religions is 2nd in the country for research outputs judged to be world leading or internationally excellent and History of Art and Archaeology is ranked 3rd in the UK. 

18th December 2014

SOAS commits to taking action to reduce mental health discrimination

On 16 December, Director of SOAS Paul Webley, Students’ Union Sabbatical Officer Georgie Robertson and Registrar Laura Gibbs reinforced the School’s commitment to combating mental health stigmatisation by formally signing the Time to Change pledge.

17th December 2014

MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN Book Launch 13th January 2015

"MAKING TEA, MAKING JAPAN" Book Launch followed by a Reception - 6pm - 8pm

13th January 2015 at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)


15th December 2014

SOAS lecturer Kristin Surak Deutsche Welle Interview

The Abe’s win at the polls in Japan’s snap elections December 14 signal a democracy in disarray and portend a shift to a neo-nationalist agenda.

15th December 2014

Buehler Michael Dr Michael Buehler interview with Monocle 24, 15th December 2014

Dr Michael Buehler, Comparative Lecturer in the Politics Department of SOAS, University of London was interviewed by Monocle 24.

15th December 2014

SOAS in the media Friday 12 December 2014

A round up of this week's news.

12th December 2014

SOAS and Birkbeck announced as newest members of influential Arts and Humanities Consortium

SOAS, University of London and Birkbeck, University of London have been announced as the newest members of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), a research organisation that already has several other leading research universities as members.

11th December 2014

toumaniandsidiki Album produced by SOAS academic nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African Music, has produced an album that has been announced as a nominee in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

10th December 2014

Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

Gbagba SOAS PhD student and author of anti-corruption primer Gbagba launches book promotion to help children in Liberia impacted by Ebola

In recognition of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, SOAS, University of London PhD scholar, Robtel Neajai Pailey, has teamed up with publisher One Moore Book (OMB) and the Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) for a special promotion of her anti-corruption children’s book Gbagba.

8th December 2014

Online registration now open for popular SOAS Academic Summer School

Students can now register online to take part in the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. This year, Summer School has increased the number of courses it provides to 20 spread across five broad academic themes.

8th December 2014

Tribute to Andrew Huxley

The School is sad to announce that Professor Andrew Huxley, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, passed away on Saturday 29 November 2014.

5th December 2014

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