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Our Research

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our research expertise in languages, political and social sciences, arts and humanities provides the resources and knowledge to equip people for a global economy and a multicultural world.

Current research projects

SOAS researchers employ unique perspectives and collaborative approaches; distinctive regional focus and global relevance are the hallmarks of our research. 
More information on current research projects at SOAS.

Research themes

SOAS researchers engage with contemporary issues; their unrivalled expertise in the languages, cultures and histories of the civilisations of SOAS regions helps to interpret a complex world.

Research Excellence Framework

Research Excellence Framework