SOAS University of London

Centres and Institutes Office

SOAS South Asia Institute

At present SOAS employs more than 50 South Asian specialists in the teaching staff and one floor of the library is dedicated to the South Asia collection. The Institute hosts academic events that feed into graduate research on South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka).

Centre of South East Asian Studies

The Centre acts as a forum for the University of London as a whole, and more generally for South East Asianists in the universities of southern Britain, especially through its e-mail network. More broadly, the Centre seeks to link higher education, government and business.

Centre for the Study of Pakistan

The Centre draws on the range of academic research and teaching across the disciplines of SOAS, including Languages and Literature, the Study of Religions, History, Economics, Politics, International Relations, Music, Art and Media and Film Studies.

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus

The principal role of the Centre is to promote, coordinate and disseminate information relating to, the academic study of Central Asia and the Caucasus across the disciplines and to act as a resource for academic, governmental, non-governmental and business constituencies with an interest in the region.

SOAS China Institute

The SOAS China Institute aims to be one of the world-leading centres for China expertise and pre-eminent in London. The SCI will channel the unrivalled breadth and depth of SOAS understanding of China to the wider worlds of government, business, media, education, the arts, NGOs and beyond.

Centre of Korean Studies

Created in 1987 the Centre has been the leading academic centre of its kind in the UK since its establishment and coordinates work done on Korea in various departments of the School, and offers expert knowledge and advice on Korea to interested outside parties.

Japan Research Centre

The Centre has been the forum for Japan-related research activities at SOAS since 1978 and with one of the largest concentration of Japan specialists outside Japan, the JRC acts as a national and international centre for Japanese studies.   

Centre of African Studies

The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS where its administration is still based, the Centre has since 1991 assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues.