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Research at SOAS

SOAS is unique. It is the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. With more than 300 academics dedicated to research and teaching in these areas, it has become one of the world’s leading institutions of its kind.

Research in action

A displaced man in Somaliland
Our distinctive, language-based scholarship a difference in the world, dealing with the issues the matter in the regions that matter. Research across our disciplines champions the rights of displaced people; tackles complex problems in international development; promotes the understanding of social change in a digital world.  Read more...

Promoting cultural understanding

Shunga - a major exhibition of Japanese Art at the British Museum

SOAS is a guardian of specialised knowledge about the cultures and civilisations of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our scholarship develops new audiences for music, literature, film and art giving historical and cultural context to the arts and crafts of our regions. Read more...

Research at SOAS Blog

The new Research at SOAS blog by Professor Richard Black, Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise).