LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics and Political Science’s foreign policy think tank, has risen to the top of the global rankings as number one university affiliated think tank in the world.
Professor Christopher Coker, Director of LSE IDEAS, said: “LSE IDEAS continues its onward trajectory - our ranking is a great testament to our staff and programme managers, and the journey has just begun!”
LSE Director Minouche Shafik said: "Congratulations once again to everyone at LSE IDEAS for this fantastic achievement. This international recognition for work to influence policy is an important part of maintaining LSE's global reputation for excellence and our mission to shape the world."
LSE IDEAS is now ranked 45th in the overall rankings of 8,000 global think tanks. LSE IDEAS was first recognised in the TTCSP rankings in 2011, and has subsequently sustained its position among the top four university affiliated think tanks worldwide.
The Global Go To Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 3,900 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank think tanks using a set of 18 criteria developed by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.