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Students are drawn to SOAS for its international reputation for academic excellence, as well as for the opportunity to study in a lively and international environment with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. SOAS research includes:
Working with the Vatican to realise global disarmament
Finding policy solutions to transform drug economies into peacetime economies in the aftermath of war.
SOAS researchers were the first to find that Fair Trade failed the poorest workers in some African nations
SOAS researchers found that the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, has reinforced negative stereotypes of Muslims
SOAS has one of the best student/staff ratios in the UK
SOAS is therefore a place for those who want to re-examine preconceptions and not just accept the traditional status quo. Students choose this university to have a lasting impact on the world by tackling some of the most pressing issues such as poverty, migration and social change.
SOAS is also particularly well known for its expertise in the study of Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East as well as the Arts and Humanities, specifically politics, law, anthropology and development studies.