SOAS, University of London

SOAS University of London is the only higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is a global academic base with the highest concentration of experts focusing on these regions in Europe.

Our scholars grapple with pressing issues – from democracy, development, human rights and identity to legal systems, poverty, religion and social change. Crucially, our experts critique the world from the perspective of our regions to provide in-depth and informed analysis on some of the most challenging issues in our time.

SOAS is also a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. The SOAS Library is one of the most important resources for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as our Archives and Special Collections which document British interaction with Africa and Asia over the last 250 years.

In a world where globalisation works to shrinks borders, but where nationalism, difference and regionalism also present themselves acutely, SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.


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Detalle de la manifestación y paro nacional contra el gobierno colombiano en Bogotá el 21 de noviembre de 2019. James Wagstaff / Shutterstock

¿Por qué protesta Colombia?

Colombia sigue marchando. Las protestas se sitúan en una escala no vista desde mediados del siglo pasado. Hay causas locales (el fallido proceso de paz), pero también estallan los mismos problemas que en otros países sudamericanos: desigualdad, privatización de la salud y la educación o la violencia patriarcal.

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