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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Supporting Japanese Studies at SOAS

We are grateful to Mr Makoto Ichikawa, President of Ichikawa Jin Company Limited, who has made a donation to support the Japanese Research Centre Seminar Series 2018-19. These seminars promote debate in the field of Japanese Studies within the academic community and wider public.
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Tuesday 3 July 2018

Launch of the Shapoorji Pallonji Zoroastrian Institute

In July last year, SOAS received a £5 million donation to found this world-leading institute, which will be a resource dedicated to enhancing the research, learning and teaching in the field of one of the world’s oldest religions. Speaking at the opening, major supporter Mr Mistry, Chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, said that the launch of the institute filled him with great pride, describing it as a “great journey that we are about to begin.”
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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Donation to support research on the old 'Summer Palace' in Beijing

Louise Tythacott, Pratapaditya Pal Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, has been awarded a major philanthropic donation to undertake research on the histories and displays of objects from the Yuanmingyuan, or old ‘Summer Palace’, in Beijing.
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Tuesday 9 January 2018

Mo Ibrahim Foundation renews support for SOAS

We are delighted that the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has made a further grant of just under £900,000 to support SOAS's Governance for Development in Africa Initiative.
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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Gates Foundation makes $1million award to SOAS

Professor Bhavani Shankar of the SOAS South Asia Insitute has been awarded $1million to carry out a project investigating the impact of market interventions on nutritional improvement in India, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
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Tuesday 10th October 2017

Jewish Music Institute supports Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music

SOAS is pleased to announce a donation of £173,000 from the Jewish Music Institute to support the Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music for the next five years.
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Monday 10th July 2017

SOAS secures £5 million gift to support Zoroastrian Studies

SOAS is delighted to announce a £5 million donation to create the world-leading SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies, and to support scholarships and public engagement.
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

SOAS celebrates Felix Scholarships

We were honoured to host the annual Felix Scholar’s reception last week welcoming more than 50 guests made up of Felix Scholars from SOAS, University of Reading and University of Oxford. The scholarships are supported by the Felix Scholarship Trust, for postgraduate students.
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Thursday 27 March 2017

Launch of Questions worth asking in Lagos

We were delighted to celebrate the launch of the Questions worth asking Campaign in Lagos, Nigeria with a large crowd of alumni, VIP guests and friends. A panel chaired by Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior Lecturer in International Commercial Law at SOAS discussed 'The Girl-Child education in Nigeria: problems and prospects' with Dr Simeon Obidairo, Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode and Aisha Ahmad, and we were honoured to be joined by Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate and SOAS Honorary Fellow.
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Read a wonderful interview with SOAS ambassador HE Mrs Olutoyin Saraki in Life Today
View photographs from the Campaign launch and Centenary event



Donation from AXA Research Fund to create a new Professorial post

Professor Victor Murinde has been appointed AXA Professor in Global Finance in the School of Finance and Management at SOAS University of London. This is a new permanent academic position, created by SOAS and endowed by the AXA Research Fund.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Donation towards digitisation of endangered language

We are delighted to have received £2,500 from The Patron’s Fund to support the digitisation of over three hundred interviews carried out by Dr Sarah Stewart, mainly in the Dari language, recorded as part of a research project on contemporary Zoroastrian communities in Iran.
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Find out SOAS’s ambitions for the study of languages, and the study of religions

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Scholarships for African Students

SOAS University of London is delighted to announce a generous donation of £150,000 from the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, renewing their support of scholarships for African students for the next three academic years.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Donation to the Centre of Buddhist Studies

We are grateful to the Khyentse Foundation for a donation to the Centre of Buddhist Studies at SOAS to launch a new programme of public events called Buddhism InsideOut, and to support its ongoing work such as the Buddhist Forum lecture series, which was established in 1987.
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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Launch of Questions worth asking in New Delhi, India

Baroness Amos, SOAS alumni, friends and other distinguished guests attend the launch of Questions worth asking: the Campaign for SOAS University of London, in New Delhi. The guests were treated to a debate on the question 'Is Diplomacy Dead?' by a panel including Mr C Uday Bhaskar - President of the Society for Policy Studies, SOAS alumnus Alexander Evans - Britsh Deputy High Commissioner for New Delhi, and Dr Hardeep Singh Puri -
Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.
Read a report on the debate from our partners, the Society for Policy Studies

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