SOAS University of London


Research Strategy and Assessment

SOAS University of London is the world's leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, based on deep knowledge of these regions, their international and global interconnections, and a wide range of disciplinary approaches.

Our research strategy is crystalised around research excellence, a vibrant research environment, regional engagement, and benefits for society. Through innovative work that engages critically with mainstream discourses and promotes a diversity of perspectives, we aim to shape scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, and promote social benefit worldwide, contributing to positive global change.

The framework for assessing the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions is the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and our planning for REF 2021 is well advanced.