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1 SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) A unique institution in the heart of London Academic excellence International students and staff Intimate and multicultural Passion and commitment to the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East

2 SOAS student profile 2007/ students 100+ different countries 60% UK students 40% international/ EU students 47% postgraduate 53% undergraduate

3 Rankings 10 out of 17 SOAS departments scored 5 or above in the latest RAE Consistent high rankings in national newspapers 2005 Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (languages of the wider world)

4 The Brunei Gallery and the Percival David Foundation The Brunei Gallery houses a public gallery that is dedicated to the art of Africa, Asia and the Middle East The Percival David Foundation contains a collection of nearly 2000 pieces of Chinese ceramics and a library of Chinese Art and Culture

5 The SOAS Library The National Library for the study of Africa and Asia, One of most important specialist libraries in the world Over 1.2 million volumes in over 400 languages. Free membership to other University of London libraries

6 SOAS undergraduate degrees 350+ undergraduate Bachelors degree programme combinations BA / BSc / LLB 3 years duration (4 years if studying a language) 4 courses a year, including floaters

7 Subjects at SOAS Law and Social Sciences: Development Studies (combined) Economics Geography (combined) Law Management (combined) Politics

8 Subjects at SOAS Arts & Humanities: Anthropology & Sociology Art & Archaeology History Music Study of Religions

9 Subjects at SOAS Languages and Cultures: Africa East Asia Linguistics Near and Middle East South Asia South East Asia

10 Languages at SOAS There are 36 languages available at undergraduate level including: Afrikaans Japanese - Bengali - Cambodian - Gujarati – Igbo Kurdish - Malay – Pali – Panjabi - Shona Sinhalese - Somali - Tamil – Twi - Yoruba - Zulu

11 Student Exchange Key tool: Year abroad is compulsory part of language degrees 160 students currently overseas in 10 countries Smaller number (30) from Japan and Korea come to SOAS

12 Student exchange

13 Student exchange In Korea, we have had an agreement with Korea University since 1997 Covers student exchange and also staff exchange and joint research This year nine SOAS students attending KU and five KU students at SOAS No limit on numbers Imbalances are adjusted in the following year

14 Student Exchange: Benefits Institution Enrichment of the Academic Programme Multicultural Experiences Enhancement of Recruitment and Retention Efforts Student Cultural Awareness Academic Diversification Personal Growth and Development

15 SOAS Alumni Luisa Diogo current Prime Minister of Mozambique Aung San Suu Kyi (Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of the opposition Burma) Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (Tutor to Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China) HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (Honorary Fellow) Jung Chang (author Wild Swans, Mao: the untold story) Paul Robeson (US civil rights activist) Zeinab Badawi (BBC and Channel 4 news presenter and journalist) Mette Marit (Crown Princess of Norway)

16 Further information Student Admissions Office SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq London WC1H 0XG, UK Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0)


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