Mr Justice Azahar bin Mohamed, a Malaysian federal court judge, has become the first from his country to be offered an Inns of Court Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. His tenure runs from 9 October to 31 December.
Jacques Poot, an award-winning expert on the economic consequences of international migration takes up his new role in London as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) for 12 weeks until 31 November.
The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, is the UK’s national centre for the promotion and support of research in the humanities and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. SAS and its member institutes offer unparalleled academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across a wide range of subject areas for the benefit of the national and international scholarly community.
The Human Mind Project, hosted by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has received a significant boost from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), to help move it on from its pilot phase. A substantial grant from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund will enable the Project’s team to fulfil its objective of promoting a highly innovative approach to the study of the mind across conventional disciplinary boundaries.
Professor Sarah Churchwell, author, literary prize judge, journalist and one of the UK’s most prominent academics, is to be the University of London’s School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) first chair in public understanding of the humanities. She will take up her post in October. Professor Churchwell, who received her BA from Vassar College and MA and PhD from Princeton University, will work with colleagues in SAS and beyond to develop new initiatives to build and enhance the public profile of UK humanities research.
Dr Nicholas Penny, renowned art historian and outgoing director of London’s National Gallery, is to receive an honorary degree from the University of London at the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) degree ceremony on 11 December. Recently awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours list, his Doctor of Literature honoris causa is in recognition of outstanding support of The Warburg Institute , particularly its very successful MA in art history, curatorship and renaissance culture [run in collaboration with the National Gallery].
Hefce has recently implemented the results of its 2014 review into funding. A report in the Times Higher Education magazine ( THE ) states that: ‘The change in eligibility criteria may also threaten other institutions that have previously received institution-specific funding. The School of Advanced Study at the University of London, which is due to receive £9.2 million next year from the stream, is no longer listed by Hefce as eligible.’ This requires clarification
Two members of University of London staff have received awards on the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Linda Newson has received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Latin American studies. Professor Newson is director of the Institute of Latin American Studies within the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Following a national competition, 41 higher education and cultural institutions have been awarded small grants of up to £5,000 to participate in the only UK-wide humanities research festival, led by the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London.
The University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies ( IES ). He will take up his appointment in the autumn.