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SOAS ranks high in the THE Impact rankings 2021

SOAS ranked high in the THE Impact rankings 2021 for UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 11 and 16

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Baghs - Abstract Gardens

SOAS’s Brunei Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition 'Baghs - Abstract Gardens' of baghs and phulkaris, domestic embroidered shawls from pre-partition Punjab. 

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SOAS Linguists Predict Unknown Words Using Language Comparison

A new linguistic experiment uses computer-assisted techniques for historical language comparison to show how scholars can predict pronunciations of undocumented words

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SOAS PhD Student becomes the first winner of the APORDE Young Scholars Prize

Julia Ngozi Chukwuma, PhD student in Economics, has become the first winner of The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) and the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI Industrial Development) 2021 Prize for Young Scholars for her paper ‘The political economy of health system reform in Nigeria: a National Health Act for universal health coverage in Nigeria?’

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2 June 2021

Little-explored treasures? The Indian textile collections at the British Museum

Lectures organised under the auspices of the Department of the History of Art & Archaeology at the School of Oriental & African Studies.

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7 June 2021

Chinese neostatist thinkers and the restructuring of Hong Kong

Discussion on recent changes to Hong Kong’s constitutional framework, including the 2020 National Security Law and the 2021 Electoral Reform

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16 June 2021

Ashtanga Yoga and philosophy

Talk on Ashtanga yoga, held by the SOAS Centre for Yoga Studies

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28 June 2021

Taiwan's Economic and Diplomatic Challenges and Opportunities

 A book launch for 'Taiwan's Economic and Diplomatic Challenges and Opportunities'

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Among the different institutions I have attended, this is the one I am proud of saying it is my alma mater because it is somewhere I really learnt something new rather than just expand on my high school knowledge. (...) I have moved out and about between different countries and (...) I have met alumni in unexpected places.

Charles Lor (MSc Violence, Conflict, and Development; 2002) 



Quite Ironically, I came into SOAS wanting to qualify in the bar and go into human rights, I came out understanding the world functions around economic development and I could work in the corporate world and yet be an instrument of change. I began to understand that it is better to be within the system and create progress rather than against it.

Nimisha Sara Philip (LLB, 2015)




I have been lucky to be able to put to use both my practical training as an economist and the regional focus on the Middle East in my career. For instance, with the Aga Khan Development Network, I worked in Syria for over a year, and in Canada’s Foreign Service, I have served in Ramallah. In my current role in Washington, I get to focus more on economic issues, both in the US and as they apply to international development.

Hussein Hirji (Development Economics, 2007)




SOAS challenges you on what you think you already know – we all have countries that we might defend or not defend – but then you meet people who may be from those regions who tell you how it is really on the ground. The different views and perspectives is a huge strength. I’d give SOAS a ten out of ten. It’s a great place to be. It’s also a very friendly and welcoming, and you settle in very quickly.

Nicholas Oniwon, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, 2013



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