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SOAS scholar appointed Challenge Leader for Global Challenges Research Fund

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 academic helps to secure £5m Research England Grant

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

Launch of major SOAS-led project on war and drugs and building sustainable economies

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 rises again in QS rankings

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

SOAS scholar to lead LIDC’s ESRC-AHRC Migration Leadership Team

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 invited to Allied Social Sciences Association

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

Welcoming Adivasi fellows

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

SOAS research impact on EU programming for the Horn of Africa

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

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