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JRC front cover Women and democracy focus of first publication by SOAS Japan Research Centre

The Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London, in association with Bloomsbury, has published the first book in its SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series.

26th June 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

Kristin Surak book pic US organisation for sociologists awards SOAS scholar 2014 Outstanding Book Award

Dr Kristin Surak, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Section on Asia.  

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

SOAS students sing to support recovery of north-eastern Japan

SOAS, University of London students hit the high notes in March when they participated in a song recording to support of the recovery of north-eastern Japan communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

4th 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 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

SOAS scholar consults on Chinese Imperial porcelain for Japan broadcaster's flagship documentary

Dr Stacey Pierson, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Ceramics at SOAS, University of London, consulted on Chinese Imperial porcelain for  a documentary on the National Palace Museum of Taiwan by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK.

2nd April 2014

Student-led initiative promoting multilingualism to launch official website

Postgraduate students from SOAS, University of London, are set to launch Language Landscape, www.languagelandscape.org, an interactive website to document and celebrate language diversity, at an event later this month.

18th March 2014

SOAS students win top prizes at Japanese Speech Contest

SOAS students performed superbly at The 9th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students, securing first and third prize in the Speech Category, earlier this month.

13th March 2014

SOAS to spark interest in languages among school pupils this week

In an initiative to widen participation and spark an interest in language learning, SOAS, University of London has organised the Illuminations Festival dedicated to secondary school pupils from years seven to 10.

26th February 2014

World music and dance at third Interfaith Music Festival at SOAS

SOAS, University of London students bring world music and dance from groups with Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim backgrounds to London at the third Interfaith Music Festival next week.

21st February 2014

 Japan Forum Editorial Team SOAS scholars receive editorship of prestigious Japan Forum journal

Four SOAS, University of London scholars from the Japan Research Centre (JRC) will join the editorship of Japan Forum, the official journal for the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS).

30th January 2014

Asian and Middle Eastern languages in British Council’s top 10 for UK prosperity

The Languages for the Future report, published by the British Council, has identified Arabic, Mandarin, Turkish and Japanese in the top 10 languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years.

9th January 2014

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