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NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

International symposium explores the mysterious 13th century emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia

Scholars from around the world joined the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at SOAS, University of London for a ground-breaking research symposium on how the 'southern' Theravada Buddhism moved into ancient Cambodia.

24th July 2015

SOAS academic co-authors latest V&A exhibition catalogue

The exhibition catalogue for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest exhibition Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860 is co-authored by Dr Crispin Branfoot, senior lecturer in South Asian Art and Archaeology.

30th June 2015

Honorary Fellows 2015 SOAS honours Grammy award-winning musician and two distinguished scholars, one a Nobel Prize-winning author, at Graduation Ceremonies

SOAS honours two distinguished figures from academia, sinologist Dr Frances Wood and Nobel Prize-winning author J M Coetzee, and Grammy award-winning musician Toumani Diabaté at 2015 Graduation Ceremonies

19th June 2015

Two titles edited by SOAS academics make Choice Magazine’s top picks for 2014

Two out of four titles selected by Choice Magazine as ‘Outstanding Academic Titles in the Humanities 2014’ are publications edited by SOAS academics.

3rd June 2015

Pieces of the musical world New textbook from SOAS ethnomusicologists explores series of musical worlds

A new ethnomusicology textbook has been produced by the world-renowned Department of Music at SOAS, University of London.

20th May 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”

CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Conference “Music, Art and Spirituality in Central Asia”, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, October 29, 30 and 31 2015.

17th March 2015

Da Kali Teaching Students Trio Da Kali offer unique experience to SOAS students

Malian musicians Trio da Kali participated in a series of special events for SOAS students last week. Trio da Kali have been in residency at the SOAS Music department, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI). 

3rd March 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: sg74@soas.ac.uk and at50@soas.ac.uk. 

16th February 2015

Trio Da Kali in Residency at the SOAS Music Department

Aga Khan Music Initiative presents a residency at SOAS of Malian musicians Trio Da Kali 

20th January 2015

Dr Hettie Elgood MBE Recognition for SOAS Asian Art expert and advocate in New Year’s Honours

Dr Heather Elgood, Course Director of SOAS’ Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, has been awarded an MBE for 'Services to Higher Education and the Arts’ in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1988 Dr Elgood has developed and run the Diploma, which has long been recognised for its excellence. 

30th December 2014

SOAS’ Department of History of Art and Archaeology in UK top 10 for research outputs

The Department of History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 8th out of 25 in the UK for its research into the visual arts, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

18th December 2014

SOAS Music Department first in UK for research outputs

The UK’s only Music department specialising in world music has been recognised for ‘world-leading’ research and ‘outstanding impacts’ in the 2014 the Research Excellence Framework.  

18th December 2014

SOAS’ School of Arts among UK elite for research quality

The research of the School of Arts at SOAS, University of London, has been ranked in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The quality of its research outputs was especially highly regarded, that of the Department of Music being placed first nationally and that of the Department of History of Art and Archaeology fourth.

18th December 2014

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