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Peter Austin SOAS academic honoured by Sweden’s Uppsala University

Professor Peter K. Austin, Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University, Sweden.

22nd October 2014

SOAS to host workshop in Bangkok on preserving indigenous languages

SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, based in Bangkok, and is being funded by the British Council.

14th October 2014

SOAS China Institute secures study places for MA students at prestigious China university

SOAS, University of London students enrolled on the new two-year MA Advanced Chinese Studies programme will spend six months at Zhejiang University as part of their programme.

11th September 2014

SOAS’ Leadership Development Programme hosts 30 students from Hong Kong

SOAS, University of London was recently visited by a group of 30 students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who were in the UK taking part in SOAS Enterprise Office’s Leadership Development Programme. 

11th August 2014

School pupils experience language tasters in Japanese and Mandarin at SOAS

On 16 July, SOAS hosted a class of year 5 students from Riversdale Primary School, Southfields on a visit organised in partnership with the education charity Mosaic.

29th July 2014

SOAS inspires school pupils to learn languages through football

A nationwide outreach project supported by SOAS, University of London invited more than 100 school pupils from 82 schools to learn languages through football.

19th June 2014

HEFCE scholarships available for MA programmes in language based area studies

The SOAS, University of London led consortium ‘Sustainable Funding for Language-based Area Studies’, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme with match-funding from SOAS, has a scholarship fund of £460,000 to award in 2014-15.

19th June 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

SOAS Language Centre offers taster sessions as part of Adult Learning Festival

Free language taster sessions will be offered at the Language Centre at SOAS, University of London as part of the Adult Learning Festival next month.

23rd May 2014

SOAS archaeologist awarded fellowship to explore early Chinese sculpture

Dr Lukas Nickel, a scholar on the archaeology of China at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a Leverhume Research Fellowship to pursue a project on early Chinese sculpture.

22nd May 2014

SOAS students secure top prizes in recent Chinese Bridge competition

SOAS students reached the finals in the 13th Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, commonly known as ‘Chinese Bridge’.

8th May 2014

SOAS China Institute launch marks new global platform for academia and the wider world

SOAS, University of London officially launched the SOAS China Institute (SCI), an expert resource for the wider world of academia, business, policy and media, promoting interdisciplinary, language-based understanding of China, earlier this week.

2nd May 2014

SOAS China Institute launches 28 April 2014

SOAS, University of London announces the official launch of the SOAS China Institute (SCI), an expert resource for the wider world of business, policy and media, promoting interdisciplinary, language-based understanding of China, next month.

24th April 2014

SOAS Director praises students for creating valuable language resource

Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, University of London praises SOAS postgraduate students for their interactive website Language Landscape documenting and celebrating language diversity.

10th April 2014

Dr Joan Maw, scholar of Swahili languages pic Dr Joan Maw, scholar of Swahili languages

Dr Joan Maw, former lecturer in Swahili at SOAS, University of London has sadly passed away, aged 87.

3rd April 2014

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