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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

Tribute to Christopher H. B. Reynolds

The School regrets to announce that Dr Christopher Reynolds, a decorated scholar who pioneered the study of the culture and languages of Sri Lanka and established unprecedented cultural and knowledge exchange between the School and the country, died on 3 April 2015 at the age of 92.

5th May 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: sg74@soas.ac.uk and at50@soas.ac.uk. 

16th February 2015

SOAS programme trains future leaders of Bangladesh

Six promising young leaders from Bangladesh are currently resident at SOAS as they have been selected to take part in the pilot year of the School’s Future Leaders of Bangladesh programme – a bespoke three week course developed by academics Mr Sham Qayyum and Professor Werner Menski in conjunction with the School’s Research and Enterprise Office.

12th February 2015

Indonesia Kontemporer 2014 at SOAS: record numbers

The festival drew in an estimated 1,400 people last week for its day long programme inspired by Indonesian arts and cultural traditions

19th October 2014

Festival of Indonesian arts and culture at SOAS this weekend

The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this weekend on 18 October at the Russell Square campus of SOAS, University of London.

16th October 2014

SOAS scholar discusses latest book at Asia's largest gay and lesbian film festival

Dr Ben Murtagh, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay at SOAS, University of London recently spoke at Q! Film Festival in Jakarta about his latest book Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema.

15th October 2014

Pentecostal Christianity and its impact on development to be explored at SOAS conference

A conference at SOAS, University of London will explore the substantial rise of Pentecostal Christianity in developing countries and its implications for politics, social relations, inter-religious affairs, gender roles, and economics.

5th August 2014

SOAS receives Indonesian Embassy funding to enhance Indonesian film and literature collections

SOAS, University of London has received a welcome donation from the Education Section of the Indonesian Embassy in London to enhance SOAS’ outstanding collection of Indonesian film and literature in the Library.

30th July 2014

SOAS co-hosts conference in Burma on South East Asian linguistics - a first for Yangon University

International scholars working on the linguistics of Southeast Asia gathered in Yangon this May to participate in the 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS24) – an event supported by SOAS, University of London and organised by Dr Justin Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Burmese and Linguistics at the School.

10th July 2014

Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia visited SOAS, University of London

Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia visited SOAS, University of London on 17 April 2014

17th April 2014

Interdisciplinary team secures ERC grant to explore kingdoms of Asia

As part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, Dr Nathan W. Hill, lecturer in Tibetan and Linguistics at SOAS, University of London, has secured a €7 million European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant to explore the interlocking kingdoms in Asia and their interactions between South, South East and Central Asia. 

13th February 2014

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti SOAS launches Alphawood Scholarships for 2014/15

Recently awarded a transformational £20 million gift from Alphawood Foundation, Chicago, to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia, SOAS is establishing an ambitious academic programme that seeks to build on its world-leading research expertise and existing institutional links in Southeast Asia.

20th December 2013

SOAS shines spotlight on Southeast Asia at networking event in Singapore

At a networking event held at the British Council in Singapore this week, SOAS, University of London shone the spotlight on its profound and significant links with Southeast Asia.

12th December 2013

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia ©Pia Conti US foundation gives transformational £20 million donation to SOAS, University of London to fund a step change in the knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asian art

Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago private foundation, today announced a £20 million ($32 million) gift to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. The largest ever gift in Alphawood Foundation’s history, the donation is also one of the largest recorded to UK higher education, especially in the field of arts and humanities.

1st November 2013

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