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SOAS University of London (; the School of Oriental and African Studies) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1916, SOAS is located in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London.


SOAS is the world's leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. It houses the Brunei Gallery, built from an endowment from the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, and inaugurated by the Princess Royal, as Chancellor of the University of London, on 22 November 1995. The Brunei Gallery hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East with the aim to present and promote cultures from these regions.


SOAS is divided into three faculties: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Languages and Cultures and Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. It is home to the SOAS School of Law which is one of leading law schools in the UK. The university offers around 350 undergraduate bachelor's degree combinations, more than 100 one-year master's degrees and PhD programmes in nearly every department. The university is one of the best small group teaching's in the UK with a student-staff ratio of 11:1.


SOAS is ranked 44th by The Complete University Guide 2020, 58th by The Guardian University Guide 2020 and 36th by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. It is ranked 4th in the world for Development Studies by QS World University Rankings 2020. The university has produced several heads of states, government ministers, diplomats, central bankers, Supreme Court judges, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and many other notable leaders around the world. SOAS is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities.
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  • This is part of the School of Oriental & African Studies within UCL, so exhibitions will reflect topics relevant to its interests. There tend to be a number of small exhibitions running concurrently.....  more »
  • The Brunei Gallery is part of the School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London, but don't let that put you off; it just gives you an idea of what to expect. Current show is of...  more »
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  • Much more insight exhibitions about Middle East, Asia, Africa and their own cultures ! Interesting gallery and also a nice little Japanese rooftop garden.
  • Would be 4* if the roof top dinky Japanese Garden had been a building site! 2 roomed free entry exhibition area showing lovely Japanese lacquer work at the mo'. Worth a ,15 min pipin and peruse.
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