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Centre of South East Asian Studies

Welcome to the Centre of South East Asian Studies

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South East Asian Studies is one of the five main regional postgraduate programmes in the School. The Centre exists to stimulate a lively research culture concerned with South East Asian issues. Its seminars and programme of events promote interdisciplinary study, research and discussion, and disseminate a wider awareness of the region.

Constitution for the Centre of South East Asian Studies

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Academic Staff

Some 36 members of staff, from all the disciplines represented at the School, are members of the Centre.

Southeast Asian Art Endowment to SOAS

The November 2013, £20 million endowment by the Alphawood Foundation to SOAS, University of London  to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia is one of the largest recorded to UK higher education, especially in the field of arts and humanities.The greater part of the Alphawood donation, £15 million, is to fund an ambitious academic programme that seeks to build on SOAS’ world-leading research expertise and existing institutional links in the Southeast Asia region.  
Vairocana on the top of Borobudur looking at the volcano Mt Merapi

A Project Board has been convened, chaired by the Dean of the Art and Humanities Faculty. Specifications for three new posts in the History of Art and Archaeology Department, as well as flyers for the Scholarships programme, are being finalized by the Project Board. We will keep you posted of these as soon as possible.

CSEAS thanks you for your interest and support of Southeast Asia at SOAS!