London School of Economics and Political Science
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1895
Address: Houghton Street

Vision and strategy LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. LSE was founded in 1895 by four idealistic young members of the Fabian Society for the "betterment of society". It adopted as its motto the Latin phrase rerum cognoscere causas, which means to know the causes of things. As of 2015, 16 Nobel Prize winners have studied or taught at LSE. The desire to bring academic expertise to bear on the problems of society motivated the founders of LSE and underpins the School's vision and strategy today. The School’s vision is: · to deliver challenging, stimulating, research led degree programmes in an environment that supports learning and develops independent thinking among our students · to ensure that its research and teaching remain at the forefront of the social sciences, addressing the evolving challenges of society · to be among the most internationally-oriented centres of social science excellence in the world and · to extend its engagement with society across its full academic portfolio and in key regions of the world. This vision for the future is underpinned by three priorities for the School – all of which will be tackled with equal commitment. Teaching and student experience Students at LSE receive research-led teaching from an internationally renowned academic staff. At the heart of this is intellectual challenge. Through exposure to the latest developments in social science and to the thinking of visiting world leaders, business figures and academics in debates and public lectures, students are challenged and inspired by LSE's vision of intellectual excellence combined with real-world engagement. LSE is currently focusing on increasing contact hours between permanent academic staff and undergraduate students; reducing postgraduate class sizes; improving teaching quality; and improving staff and student contact and student satisfaction levels in relation to the academic experience, including Library and IT services. It will also continue to improve its estate, in particular through the opening in 2014 of an exciting new student building. Research LSE is a world leader in social science research. The School protects theoretical research and encourages "blue skies" research while promoting dynamic engagement with the wider society. The UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2014 revealed LSE is the top university in the UK based on the proportion of ‘world leading’ (4*) research produced. LSE is also the top university for impact in its social science disciplines, whether judged on Grade Point Average or the proportion of research impact awarded 4*. LSE is currently focusing on increasing the amount of research funding, especially from peer-reviewed external sources, and improving the quality of research space. Engagement LSE is an outward-facing university, constantly engaged with the big policy issues of the day and communities around the world. Its academics are frequently to be found in the media, commenting on issues from the global economy to the government of London. Many serve on government panels and advise international organisations, businesses and charities. The public lectures programme at LSE embodies the School's engagement agenda and caters to the thirst for informed debate. Global leaders in politics, business and the academic world come to LSE to discuss the issues of the day. LSE also runs a prestigious executive education programme, with summer schools in London and Beijing and a July school in Cape Town offering intensive courses. The School is also committed to widening participation in higher education, through engagement with secondary schools and their pupils throughout London. LSE is seeking to promote knowledge exchange by "translating" academic research into accessible formats, targeting its public lectures to key audiences and developing online methods of dissemination. LSE will also continue to develop its network of institutional partnerships overseas.

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Total Enrollment
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Undergraduate Enrollment
International Students
Graduate Enrollment
International Students
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Financial Management
Actuarial Science
Anthropology and Law
Applicable Mathematics
Business Thematics and Statistics
Economic History
Economics and Economic History
European Institute
Financial Mathematics
Gender Institute
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
International Relations
International Relations and History
International Accounting and Finance
Management Sciences
Mathematics with Economics
Option Availability
Philosophy and Economics
Philosophy,Logicand Scientific Method
Politics and Philosophy
Politics and Philosophy
Social Policy and Criminology
Social Policy and Economics
Social Policy and Sociology
Social Policy with Government
Social Anthropology
Statistics with Finance.
Graduate Programs
Affaires Internationales
Anthropology and Development
Anthropology and Development
Anthropology and Development
Applicable Mathematics
Banking Law and Financial Regulation
Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society
China In Comparative Perspective
City Design and Social Science
Comparative Politics (Various Streams)
Corporate and Securities Law
Corporate And/Or Commercial Law
Criminal Justice Policy
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Culture and Society
Demography/Population Studies
Development Management
Development Studies
Development Studies
Economics and Philosophy
Economic History
Economic Sociology
Empires, Colonialism and Globalization
Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour
Environment and Development
Environment and Development
Environment and Development
Environmental Economics and Climate Change
Environmental Policy and Regulation
European Ideas and Identities
European Institute
European Law
European Political Economy
European Political Economy
European Public and Economic Policy
European Social Policy
European Studies: Ideas and Identities
European Studies
Eu Politics, Law and Policy
Finance and Economics
Finance and Private Equity
Financial Mathematics
Gender and Social Policy
Gender, Development and Globalisation
Gender, Media and Culture
Gender, Media and Culture
Gender, Policy and Inequalities
Global History
Global Media and Communications
Global Politics
Global Politics and Civil Society
Health, Community and Development
Health, Population and Society
Health, Population and Society
Health Economics, Policy and Management
Health Policy, Planning and Financing
History Of International Relations
Human Geography Research
Human Rights
Human Rights Law
Information Systems and Innovation
Information Technology, Media and Communications Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Affairs
International Business Law
International Development
International Development
International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
International Health Policy
International Health Policy (Health Economics)
International Management
International Political Economy
International Relations
International Relations and History
International Relations Theory
International Strategy and Diplomacy
Labour Law
Law, Anthropology and Society
Legal Theory
Local Economic Development
Lse-Peking University Double International Affairs
Lse-Pku Double Degree In Public Administration and Government
Management and Economics
Management and Human Resources
Management and Regulation of Risk
Management and Strategy
Management, Information Systems and Innovation
Management, Organisations and Governance
Management Science
Management Science
Master Of International Studies At The Elliott School Of International Affairs
Mathematics and Economics
Mathematics with Economics
Media and Communications
Media and Communications
Media, Communication and Development
Media & Communications
Ngos and Development
Organisational and Social Psychology
Organisational Behaviour
Phd Programme In Human Geography
Phd Programme In Planning Studies
Philosophy and Public Policy
Philosophy and Public Policy Career Placement
Philosophy Of Science
Philosophy Of The Social Sciences
Philosophy Of The Social Sciences Career Placement
Political Economy of Late Development and The Mpa International Development
Political Economy Of Late Development
Political Economy Of Late Development
Political Science and Political Economy
Political Science
Political Theory and Political Theory
Politics and Communication
Politics and Government In The European Union
Politics and Government In The European Union
Politics and Government In The European Union
Politics Sociology
Population and Development
Population and Development
Population and Development
Public and Economic Policy
Public and Social Policy
Public International Law
Public Law
Public Management and Governance
Public Policy and Administration
Public Policy and Management
Race, Ethnicity and Post Colonial Studies
Real Estate Economics and Finance
Regional and Urban Planning Studies
Risk & Stochastics
Social and Cultural Psychology
Social and Public Communication
Social Anthropology
Social Policy and Development
Social Policy and Planning
Social Policy
Social Policy
Social Research Methods
Social Research Methods (Social Policy)
Sociology of Crime, Control and Globalisation
Theory and History of International Relations
Theory and History of International Relations
Urbanisation and Development
Urbanisation and Development
Urbanisation and Development
Urban Policy