The University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has received what it says is one of the biggest ever donations to a UK university.

The £20m gift - worth more than a quarter of its annual turnover - would be "transformational", SOAS said.

It came from the Alphawood Foundation in Chicago, set up by Fred Eychaner, a former Asian art student at SOAS.

The money will pay for building upgrades, research and scholarships.
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Prof Paul Webley, director of SOAS, said the university was "thrilled" to be working with Alphawood.

"SOAS has been studying and interpreting the development, languages, arts and cultures of Asia for nearly 100 years and this project will draw on that knowledge as… view more »

YF Education Opens Birmingham Office

Friday, March 1st, 2013

YF Education is pleased to announce that it has opened a regional office in Birmingham city centre. This decision was made in response to an increasing awareness of the market demand in the city for our services and is seen as a key part of YF's overall growth strategy. YF Education now has two main offices in London, regional offices in Birmingham and Manchester as well as Asian offices in Beijing and Nanjing. Contact details of all of our offices can be found on our website.

YF Education aims to continue its strategy of growth as we go into the New Year and beyond and is currently considering a number of potential venues for new offices in the UK, Europe… view more »

Christmas Greetings From Universities!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

To all the staff at YF Education, a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from xmas University of aberystwyth. Thank you for all of your recent hard work and we look forward to working with you in 2013.

Ian Thomas, Director of Business School,University of aberystwyth

Dear University Representative:YF Education,

Wishing you and all your team a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year. As Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire I value enormously our international relationships. They make us a stronger and better university. I look forward to continuing to work with you for mutual benefit in 2013. With best wishes.

Bill Rammell, Vice Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire view more »

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