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Persian Literature Studies at SOAS receives a boost with $50,000 donation

The study of Persian Art and Literature at SOAS has been bolstered by a $50,000 Deed of Gift agreement between the School and the Persian Heritage Foundation.

21st January 2016

Field School and Conservation Programme at Banteay Chhmar

Members of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme Professor Ashley Thompson, Dr Christian Luczanits, Dr Louise Tythacott and Dr Peter Sharrock, and Project Coordinator Dr Joanna Wolfarth, spent ten days in Cambodia as part of the final component of the Alphawood-funded Scoping Phase for a Field School and Conservation Programme at 12th-century Banteay Chhmar Temple.

13th December 2015

Matthew Wilkinson trains over 100 senior UK judges on Islamic values with English Common Law

Dr Matthew Wilkinson, Research Fellow in Islam in Education and Law, presented a training workshop to over 100 senior UK judges at the Serious Crime Seminar organised by the Judicial College.

16th October 2015

Cambodian ministerial delegation at SOAS to plan major restoration of Banteay Chhmar temple

Cambodian ministerial delegation visits SOAS to plan major restoration of Banteay Chhmar temple. SOAS Field School to deliver on-site training in a broad range of skills associated with temple's conservation.

13th October 2015

SOAS University of London and Beijing Foreign Studies University strengthen partnership

Professor Peng Long, President of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) met SOAS Director Valerie Amos at SOAS last week to formally extend the partnership between the two prestigious institutions.

23rd September 2015

SOAS student recognised for ‘inspirational leadership’ within his local community

A SOAS postgraduate has been recognised for his phenomenal outreach work within his local community.

17th September 2015

SOAS in UK’s top 10 for Arts and Humanities in latest QS rankings

SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top 10 for Arts and Humanities, according to the latest QS World University Rankings 2015-16. Overall, the School has climbed 55 places in the world rankings.

16th September 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

President of SOAS, Mrs Graça Machel Graça Machel speaking on youth and education in Africa at SOAS

The former Minister for Education and Culture of Mozambique and SOAS President Graça Machel will be in conversation with Professor Christopher Cramer, Professor of the Political Economy of Development, to discuss youth and education in Africa.

17th July 2015

Two titles edited by SOAS academics make Choice Magazine’s top picks for 2014

Two out of four titles selected by Choice Magazine as ‘Outstanding Academic Titles in the Humanities 2014’ are publications edited by SOAS academics.

3rd June 2015

SOAS PhD student showcases artwork at West London Gallery

Alexandra Buhler, MPhil/PhD Religions, is showcasing her unique collection of oil paintings and pastels at the Piers Feetham Gallery in Chelsea.

28th May 2015

The beauty of geometry in Islamic design revealed by SOAS alumnus in new TED-Ed talk

The extensive use of geometry in Islamic design has been revealed in a new TED-Ed talk by SOAS alumnus Eric Broug.

27th May 2015

Pieces of the musical world New textbook from SOAS ethnomusicologists explores series of musical worlds

A new ethnomusicology textbook has been produced by the world-renowned Department of Music at SOAS, University of London.

20th May 2015

New programme available at SOAS as School signs partnership agreement with Sri Aurobindo Trust

SOAS, University of London has formally signed a new partnership agreement with the Sri Aurobindo Trust in order to launch a brand new module – ‘Modern Indian Philosophy with a focus on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’.

12th May 2015

Critically acclaimed band that met at SOAS release new album

Portico, the three piece band that met at SOAS, University of London, has released its latest album Living Fields.

8th April 2015

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