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Surakiart Sathirathai, who was deputy PM under Thaksin Shinawatra, has been campaigning for funds for a Thai Studies program at Harvard University. Pic: AP.

Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem with political lobbyists

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 9:05AM UTC Comments Off Surakiart Sathirathai, who was deputy PM under Thaksin Shinawatra, has been campaigning for funds for a Thai Studies program at Harvard University. Pic: AP.

It is an unfortunate reality that many areas of study at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others. Very often, the more exotic the area, the less attractive it is for most prospective students. ...

US professors troubled by Confucius Institutes

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:48AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Professors in the United States want universities to cut ties with Confucius Institutes on campuses unless they see better guarantees of academic freedom. ...

Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

By Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:17PM UTC Comments Off Tea pluckers delivering and weighing the day's harvest, Fort Portal, Uganda

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS, University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research. The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural...

Reflections on the NUIM International Summer School in Computer Science

By Wed, Jun 18, 2014 5:00AM UTC Comments Off Reflections on the NUIM International Summer School in Computer Science

This August will see another instalment of the NUI Maynooth Computer Science International Summer School. Now in its 8th year, the Summer School takes place during the first three weeks of August and is a major event in the international calendar for the Department of Computer Science. My name is Joe Timoney and I’ve been...

New HEFCE Scholarships available in Language-Based Area Studies

By Tue, Jun 17, 2014 6:53PM UTC Comments Off

The SOAS-led consortium “Sustainable Funding for Language-based Area Studies”, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme with match-funding from SOAS, has a scholarship fund of £460,000 to award in 2014-15. These scholarships are available for 2-year full-time MA programmes dealing with the Arab World, China, Japan, Korea and South Asia.  One-year (£20,000) and two-year (£40,000)...

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