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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
Dr Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS University of London, is crowdfunding to launch an educational charity to bring global issues into the classroom.
2nd November 2016
16th September 2016
Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS University of London, is the subject of a new two-part documentary on the Arabic television channel Al Araby.
25th August 2016
SOAS academic awarded €4million by European Commission to research migration and displacement in Horn of Africa
Dr Laura Hammond, Head of Development Studies at SOAS University of London has been awarded a €4million contract with the European Commission to direct a Research and Evidence Facility in support of the EU Trust Fund for Africa's work.
19th May 2016
Pankhuri Agarwal, MSc Development Studies student at SOAS University of London, has won the HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) Human Rights Award 2016.
4th May 2016
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