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Dr Laura Hammond, Reader in Development Studies at SOAS University of London, has been appointed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to one of nine ‘Challenge Leader’ posts to help direct the work of a £1.5bn government fund dedicated to addressing the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.
4th June 2018
SOAS University of London in partnership with International Alert will host an event on the findings from a two-year collaborative research project on the role of borderland regions in war to peace transitions led by Professor Jonathan Goodhand.
21st May 2018
Dr Michael Jennings, Head of the Department of Development Studies at SOAS University of London, will be taking the lead on the SOAS contribution to a £4.96m project, as part of the Bloomsbury Set consortium, led by the Royal Veterinary College. The project is funded by Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund (CCF).
24th April 2018
SOAS University of London’s Department of Development Studies will be welcoming researchers in three of the world’s largest drug-producing countries, Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar to launch a new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project led by Jonathan Goodhand, Professor in Conflict and Development Studies.
20th March 2018
SOAS University of London has risen among the world’s elite institutions in the 2018 QS World University Rankings with four of its subject areas across a broad range of disciplines ranked amongst the world’s top 25.
28th February 2018
Dr Laura Hammond, Reader in Development Studies at SOAS University of London, will lead the new the London International Development Centre (LIDC) Migration Leadership Team to provide guidance to the Arts and Humanities and Economic and Social Research Councils (AHRC and ESRC) developing a shared strategy for supporting research on migration and displacement.
5th January 2018
John Weeks emeritus professor of development economics has been honoured by being invited to give the annual David Gordon Memorial Lecture at the Allied Social Sciences Association in Philadelphia on 5 January 2018.
29th November 2017
SOAS Development Studies Department alongside the LSE Anthropology Department are welcoming 6 Adivasi Fellows from India from 27th November -11th December 2017.
27th November 2017
Jonathan Goodhand, Professor in Conflict and Development Studies at SOAS University of London, has been awarded a grant of just over £7million from The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund for a project on war and drugs.
21st July 2017
Review of certification schemes shows farmers’ household income and workers’ wages not higher with certification
A two-year study on the effects of certification schemes by SOAS University of London scholars has found the average household income and asset ownership of farmers do not increase with certification, despite product prices and certified sales income being on average higher.
4th July 2017
SOAS University of London has risen 5 places to 25th in the latest Guardian University Guide and is also rated in the UK’s top 15 for students’ satisfaction with teaching.
16th May 2017
PositiveNegatives in partnership with SOAS University of London will be hosting an exhibition at SOAS’s Brunei Gallery which examines the perils of migration through the medium of comics.
4th April 2017
SOAS University of London has risen among the world’s elite institutions with thirteen of its subject areas across a broad range of disciplines ranked among the world’s best up from 11 subjects in 2016 and 9 in 2015.
8th March 2017
During July and August 2016, the Research and Evidence Facility conducted field research in the three cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan, centred on migration and instability, as well as sources of vulnerability. The objective was to help the EU Trust Fund to gain a better understanding of the political, social, environmental and economic dynamics in those areas, in order to be in a position to design an evidence-based project on the ground.
14th February 2017
A diverse panel of leading experts who have worked on the frontlines of the migration crisis discussed forced displacement and the refugee crisis at SOAS University of London on 7 November.
18th November 2016
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