A donation of GBP 5 million to enhance research, learning and teaching of Zoroastrianism



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The Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group has donated £5 million to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London to create the world-leading SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.

The Institute, to be dedicated to enhancing the research, learning and teaching in the field of Zoroastrianism, will be co-chaired by Dr Sarah Stewart, Lecturer in Zoroastrianism, and Professor Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism.

Shapoor Mistry, chairman, SP Group, said: ‘The donation will ensure that SOAS continues to develop as the world’s leading centre of Zoroastrian studies."