The Middle East in London

The aim of London Middle East Institute (LMEI) is to promote knowledge of all aspects of the Middle East including its complexities, problems, achievements and opportunities. Go to this blog

SOAS Research Blog

SOAS is unique. It is the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Go to this blog

South East Asia at SOAS

“When I retire, I’m going back to SOAS!” This phrase became something of a mantra for me during my final years of teaching. However, as the time to apply grew closer and this aspiration looked like becoming a reality, I started to become nervous. Go to this blog

South Asia Notes

SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) represents the most extensive and diverse community of scholars working on South Asia of any university in Europe. Go to this blog

Research and Evidence Facility: Horn of Africa

The Research and Evidence Facility team held a consultation meeting on the 16th of June 2017 with stakeholders in Kampala, Uganda. Participants ranged from those working for NGOs such as the Danish Refugee Council, UNHCR and UNICEF to locally based organisations such as Network for Ugandan Researchers and Research Networks. Go to this blog


The Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS was established in 1995, and aims to promote scholarship and research in all areas of Islamic Studies, past and present. The Centre has an active research programme, and a number of doctorate and MPhil degree students. Students benefit from our staff’s wide-ranging expertise within the field of Islamic Studies, and our commitment to the creation of a supportive research environment. Go to this blog

MSc Labour, Social Movements & Development

Our department takes a heterodox approach, seeking not only to understand the major drivers of development, but also to critically evaluate them with a view towards informing more just and equitable approaches to development. Go to this blog

Indian elections 2014

Starting on 7th April and continuing for five weeks, Indians are casting their votes to elect the representatives to the 16th Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament. Go to this blog

Centre for Gender Studies

SOAS interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies has been established to promote the study of gender in relation to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Go to this blog.

Food, Nutrition and Health in Development

This research cluster encompasses work on food, nutrition and health in development at both the macro and micro levels. It includes work at the regional, national and household levels as well as engaging with the effects of global trends on national and household food security, and nutrition and health status. Go to this blog