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Valerie Amos Valerie Amos to be ninth Director of SOAS, University of London

Valerie Amos has been appointed 9th Director of SOAS, University of London. The former politician and senior UN official will take up the role in September 2015, following the retirement of Professor Paul Webley.

29th June 2015

Ms Elizabeth Wright SOAS alumna recognised in Queen's birthday honours for services to the understanding of China

Elizabeth Wright has been made Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's birthday honours.

13th June 2015

Opportunity for a recent graduate to work in the university fundraising sector

Recent graduates, or students who are set to graduate this year, with at least a 2:1 in their discipline are eligible to apply for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme, a paid programme that provides entry-level careers in fundraising for recent graduates.

25th February 2015

Professor Paul Webley CBE, SOAS Director Director of SOAS awarded CBE for Services to Higher Education in New Year’s Honours

Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a CBE for Services to Higher Education in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, recognising his work as the leader of a renowned specialist institution, as an eminent economic psychologist, as a member and chair of many influential bodies in higher education and as champion of specialised research and freedom of speech.

30th December 2014

Construction at Senate House North Block begins with installation of the innovative rainwater harvester

Construction on Senate House North Block has begun in earnest with work on one of the most innovative features of the re-development, a rainwater harvester, signalling the start of a project.

5th December 2014

SOAS recognised for advancing gender equality

SOAS, along with just four other universities in the UK, has been awarded a ‘Bronze level’ institutional charter mark by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) for progress made in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social sciences in higher education.

5th September 2014

Chris Ince School appoints new Secretary

SOAS, University of London has formally appointed Chris Ince as its new Secretary, responsible for ensuring the effective governance of the School.

8th August 2014

SOAS President Graça Machel champions social justice at vibrant Graduation Ceremonies

Global stateswoman and renowned humanitarian Graça Machel gave an inspirational President’s speech at the 2014 graduation ceremonies of SOAS, University of London, in which she called for worldwide education for women and the end of gender based violence.

8th August 2014

Laura Gibbs New Registrar Appointed at SOAS

SOAS, University of London has appointed Laura Gibbs as its new Registrar.

25th April 2014

Graham Furniss Professor Graham Furniss awarded OBE

Professor Graham Furniss, Pro-Director for Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded an OBE for services to higher education and scholarship in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Saturday 15 June.

15th June 2013

Richard Black Richard Black appointed Pro-Director

Richard Black has been appointed Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise) of SOAS, University of London. Professor Black, currently Head of the School of Global Studies at Sussex University, will take up his new post on 1st September 2013.

15th April 2013

SOAS Aerial View SOAS professors lead UK for ethnic diversity

A report from the University and College Union (UCU) shows that SOAS is the number one UK university institution for the ethnic diversity of its professors.

4th February 2013

QS World University Rankings Logo SOAS scores well in world university rankings

SOAS qualities have been recognised this week by the new QS World University Rankings and the Which? university comparison website.

18th September 2012

Khalil Dale portrait SOAS pays tribute to alumnus Khalil Dale

Staff and students from SOAS have been paying tribute to Khalil Dale, whose death was reported at the weekend.

1st May 2012

President of SOAS, Mrs Graça Machel Graça Machel Appointed as President of SOAS

Renowned humanitarian and activist, Graça Machel, has been appointed as the new President of SOAS.

23rd April 2012

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