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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

OFFA logo Office for Fair Access Gives SOAS Thumbs Up

SOAS is meeting or exceeding most of its targets to support lower income and under-represented students.  These findings are contained in a report by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) which examined SOAS’ widening participation assessments and access agreement.

29th September 2011

Nirmala Rao SOAS Granted Degree Awarding Powers

The School of Oriental and African Studies has been granted the power to award degrees in its own name. Until now, it has only been able to award degrees on behalf of the University of London.

2nd August 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Lindiwe Dovey Wins 2011 Director’s Teaching Prize

A senior lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Cultures, Dr Dovey impressed the judging panel with both her support of students and her creative teaching style.  Professor Philip Jaggar, the Head of the Africa Department, described her as “one of the most dynamic and innovative teachers I have worked with in 40 years.”

18th July 2011

Nirmala Rao Professor Rao Awarded OBE for Services to Scholarship

Professor Nirmala Rao, Pro-Director (Learning and Teaching) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, has been awarded an OBE for 'services to scholarship' in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours list, published on Saturday 11 June.

11th June 2011

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC gives first President's Lecture at SOAS Watch Baroness Kennedy's Last Lecture as SOAS President

More than 200 attendees watched Baroness Helena Kennedy give her final lecture as President of SOAS at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre on Thursday 3 March.

8th March 2011

Professor Paul Webley Outside SOAS Webley to Chair UK Advisory Body for International Students

Director of SOAS Professor Paul Webley has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

4th March 2011

Signing ceremony for £1M Donation for Zoroastrian Studies £1 Million Donation Assures Future of Zoroastrian Studies At SOAS

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has received a £1 million donation from a charitable fund set up to advance research into and public understanding of Zoroastrianism, one of the world’s oldest living religions.

21st February 2011

Paul Webley Speaking at Peking University SOAS Backs Nippon Foundation Appeal to End Leprosy Discrimination

SOAS Director Professor Paul Webley was among the guests who attended the launch of the Nippon Foundation’s Global Appeal 2011 to ‘end stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy’.

4th February 2011

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