SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our research expertise in languages, political and social sciences, arts and humanities provides the resources and knowledge to equip people for a global economy and a multicultural world.
Research Excellence Framework
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions. In common with other research-intensive universities in the UK, a large majority of SOAS researchers were included in our submission to REF 2014, which was made in November 2013. The results were published on 18 December 2014. Find out more about REF 2014.
The SOAS submission to REF 2014 involves around 1,000 items of publication across the School, as well as over thirty case studies of how our research has achieved impact beyond academia. These include impacts on public understanding and public policy, as well as specific fields of practice such as museum curation, language preservation, the production of films, TV documentaries and novels, and civil society campaigns. Discover some of the many ways SOAS makes an impact around the world in the features below.