The International Inequalities Institute (III) was launched in 2015 with enthusiastic support from across the LSE. Recognising the LSE’s distinctive strengths, the III will provide co-ordination and strategic leadership on the inter-disciplinary analysis of inequalities.

More specifically we will:

research on inequality across LSE

  • act as an umbrella institute facilitating co-ordination between different Departments and Research Centres to allow research synergies to take place and to support innovative research programmes.
  • run regular seminars and workshops to allow better understanding between different centres and departmental initiatives, including staff and PhD students working on relevant issues, and to build research synergies to develop larger-scale interdisciplinary research bids.
  • develop a web site to act as a portal to related research published in different places across the School and to other centres.

with the public and policy-makers

  • support a programme of public engagement, including high profile events, social media activities, an annual high profile lecture, and an annual Inequalities report/brief to showcase our research.
  • give advice on inequality issues to public and private sector bodies, and to promote a powerful LSE public presence in debates on inequality both within the UK and globally.
  • develop links with leading NGOs and INGOs (including bodies such as UNESCO and the World Bank).

Develop & Support
new world-class research on inequalities

  • develop proposals to raise major research funding. The research itself would predominantly be carried out within departments and centres and aimed at producing high quality academic publications.
  • run a cross-departmental MSc programme on inequalities, drawing on existing courses across a range of departments, but with its own bespoke core course.
  • support interdisciplinary doctoral students with interests in inequalities.
  • host visitors to the School carrying out research on inequalities.

Read the Directors' Welcome to the International Inequalities Institute. 

Inequality in the 21st Century