23rd May 2017
The Centre of Buddhist Studies at SOAS University of London has been awarded a donation from the Khyentse Foundation to support its existing activities, and to launch a new programme of public events called Buddhism InsideOut.
20th February 2017
SOAS University of London has been awarded a donation by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation to launch a new five year lecture series in Chinese Buddhism starting in 2017-18.
30th November 2016
3rd October 2016
29th April 2016
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
ACLS announces the second cohort of fellows in The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
Fellows from Asia, Europe, and North America will travel to archives and research sites in Asia and other world areas to conduct research on a wide range of topics related to Buddhism.
28th July 2015
Department member Dr Lucia Dolce has been awarded with a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship
1st March 2015
SOAS, University of London has received a further £600,000 gift from Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) to secure a long-term endowment for the Numata Readership in Japanese Buddhism.
19th November 2014
SOAS, University of London was recently visited by a group of 30 students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) who were in the UK taking part in SOAS Enterprise Office’s Leadership Development Programme.
11th August 2014
13th May 2014
SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.
6th March 2014
US foundation gives transformational £20 million donation to SOAS, University of London to fund a step change in the knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asian art
Alphawood Foundation, a Chicago private foundation, today announced a £20 million ($32 million) gift to SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia. The largest ever gift in Alphawood Foundation’s history, the donation is also one of the largest recorded to UK higher education, especially in the field of arts and humanities.
1st November 2013
The scholarship of a SOAS academic has prompted a substantial donation to support the restoration of an ancient Cambodian temple.
The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the ‘generous gift’ to the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) in honour of Dr Peter Sharrock’s research on the temple of Banteay Chhmar.
21st March 2013