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Visiting the Forensic Expertise Centre in Kazakhstan’s MoJ
After seeing the facilities and learning about the work of Kazakhstan’s forensic experts, I was very positive about the Centre’s current position and future prospects. The forensic system faces high demands, and maintaining a leading position requires continuous development, innovation, learning and exchange of best practices.

Urban Futures Masterclass: Santiago de Chile Regional Government
Author: Mar Lopez Torro Last week we had a one-week programme with 22 participants from the regional government of different boroughs of Santiago de Chile and from Asociación de Directores de Obra. They were here to expand their knowledge of urban planning, intelligent cities, housing policy, city governance and regeneration projects. This ‘Global Trends, Local Impacts’ programme featured academics from the […]

Greece and the Eurozone – Is Reform Possible?
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Hertie School of Governance and the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin hereby cordially invite you to a breakfast discussion on Greece and the Eurozone – Is Reform Possible?

Vaccinating children against flu
An LSE Health report for AstraZeneca, managed by LSE Enterprise, argues in favour for vaccinating children in European countries against influenza.

Ciudadanos: the ‘tortoise’ that may beat the ‘hare’ – a EUROPP blog post
ose Javier Olivas of LSE argues on the European Politics and Policy blog that while Podemos has received greater media attention, the more moderate and constructive reformist agenda pursued by Ciudadanos is likely to give them a better chance of shaping the actions of future Spanish governments.

The EU, Russia and Ukraine: lessons learned
One lecture of particular interest revolved around the subject of Russo-Western relations, and was titled The EU, Russia and Ukraine: lessons learned. LSE experts debated what the West got wrong in this political crisis, how the sanctions have impacted on the Russian economy and what every country with a stake in the situation should do to stop the fighting in Eastern Ukraine.

Applications open for the first 2015 LSE Masterclass in Social Sciences
The first masterclass is on The Transformation of Politics in Europe. The masterclass will be taught by LSE academics including Professor Simon Hix, Professor Tony Travers and Professor Charlie Beckett.

London Spanish Film Festival
London Spanish Film Festival

A Visit to ‘Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime’
During my nine months living in London, I have visited a lot of interesting exhibitions on various topics. One of them was Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime at the Wellcome Collection. It is devoted to the history of forensic science and medicine.

LSE Masterclass for Young Leaders in Business
A week in London

The disruptive power of autonomous vehicles – the third Berlin Future Mobility Meetup
Changing the face of the city, autonomous vehicle technology is disruptive. Traditional concepts and structures are likely to be undermined by the technology.

Chile: building bridges in the international arena – an LSE public lecture
Dr Heraldo Muñoz, Chile's Minister of Foreign Affairs, will give a free LSE public lecture on Thursday 30 April 2015, from 6.30-8pm.

Developing forensic practice in Kazakhstan
With the assistance of LSE Enterprise, this was the beginning of the mutually beneficial cooperation between the Kazakh Ministry of Justice and the Forensic Science Center with ENFSI in the field of forensics.

Leading Urban Transformations: A public talk by Enrique Peñalosa
Mr Enrique Peñalosa, President of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in New York and former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, will deliver a talk on ‘Leading Urban Transformations’ on 17 March in Sant Pau, Barcelona. A cava reception will follow the public event.

Clothes, conduct and culture: comparing England and Kazakhstan
Another difference that I’ve found a little unusual is to see that people communicate with each other in pubs standing, this includes older couples who feel and behave as the young. In Kazakhstan, the elderly are characterised by a way of life and conduct which is more discreet.

Client story: undergraduates from Jiangsu Province compete for a fortnight at LSE
Organised in cooperation with Suman Education International, LSE Custom Programmes’ tailored course on Managerial Accounting and Financial Control brought together 42 students from 12 universities of Jiangsu province in China.

Forensic systems in the UK and Kazakhstan
As a member of a group of forensic experts from Kazakhstan, I am interested in the forensic system of Great Britain.

Experiencing LSE – the Basque Programme
The past was studied, the present was debated and the future was forecasted: “we will have to wait ten years for the answer and meet again to discuss it” was one of our favorite sentences; I wish this could be true.

Learning forensics at LSE’s Mannheim Centre for Criminology
A hunger for knowledge and experience is present in every human being. This motive allows us to improve both our professional and personal qualities, and when such aspirations are supported by the State, it is great.

Urban futures: the Ajuntament of Barcelona at LSE
Urban planners from Barcelona's town hall visit LSE to expand their knowledge of urban planning, housing policy, city governance and regeneration projects.

Exploring the future of mobility
The third Berlin Future Mobility Meetup in March 2015 will unite future mobility pioneers, entrepreneurs, developers, investors and mobility innovation enthusiasts at the intersection of innovation, mobility, smart transportation, ICT and energy. Christian Thiel, Manager of LSE Enterprise Germany, will chair the evening's panel discussion.

Bolashak participants visit Warsaw laboratory
LSE has given us the opportunity to visit the forensic DNA lab in the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police, located at the police headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.

War is Beautiful – free film screening
Dr Aelwen Wetherby will introduce the film “War is Beautiful” on Thursday 19 February at 18.00 in Room 1.11, Cowdray House on the LSE campus, followed by the film screening.

Using the skills I gained at LSE
The knowledge I have gained thanks to LSE, in the fields of law, political science and psychology, raises not only my general professional level but will also be realised in practice when I return to Kazakhstan.

What effect will TTIP have on health in the EU?
A study by Usman Khan, Robert Pallot, David Taylor and LSE’s Panos Kanavos was commissioned via LSE Enterprise for the European Public Health Alliance. The authors undertook a structured and systematic rapid evidence assessment and a targeted stakeholder engagement process to assess the health impact of the proposed FTA between the United States and the European Union.

Eco-Cities: New project with University Rey Juan Carlos and FCC in Spain
LSE Enterprise has entered into a new agreement in Spain with academics from the University Rey Juan Carlos and FCC

Visit to the Supreme Court for the Global Dimensions Programme students
Last Thursday undergraduate students from the Global Dimensions Programme visited the Supreme Court.

Meet the Bolashak participants
I have enjoyed observing the students’ progress since I first welcomed them last summer, and have noticed that over the last term they have been continuing to develop in all aspects, academically and otherwise, including in refining their English language skills.

After Syriza’s victory, Podemos now poses a major threat to the Spanish political establishment: a EUROPP blog post
Following Syriza's victory in Greece, Vicente Navarro writes on the growth of Podemos in LSE's European Politics and Policy blog.

Visit to Key Forensic Services lab in Coventry
The programme at LSE makes it possible to compare the British system with that of Kazakhstan, as well as exchange experience and knowledge in the field of forensics for the further improvement of our system.

Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment of EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement
The EU is pursuing closer trade and investment cooperation with Japan, which is already a significant trading partner. The two parties are currently negotiating a free trade agreement and the European Commission has commissioned LSE Enterprise to conduct a Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment to feed into these discussions.

Bringing a new therapy to market
Drawing on academic experts from LSE, the company has begun work on a multi-year project with a leading global pharmaceutical company that is developing a new therapy in the area of gastrointestinal medicine.

One-day Masterclass on Current Geo-Political Crises
On Wednesday 21 January, a group of 40 UK government officials attended a one day LSE Custom Programmes masterclass on recent geo-political developments.

Programme at LSE as an opportunity to boost your career
Before travelling to the UK I had heard a lot about the good international reputation of LSE and the success of LSE`s graduates. For this reason, when I was given the grant for a programme abroad, my first choice was LSE.

Urban Tech Talk: Intelligent Technologies and Networks for the City of the Future
A recent panel discussion hosted by LSE Enterprise Germany in cooperation with Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic and Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche e.V. brought together a diverse group of stakeholders at the Tegel Sky Conference site to discuss how Berlin can accelerate its drive towards becoming an even more ecological, modern, economically innovative and socially just place to live, work and thrive.

LSE Enterprise welcomes students for the second Global Dimensions Programme
This week 26 final year undergraduates from Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) and sister universities arrived at LSE for the six-month Global Dimensions Programme. The programme is divided into a ten-week academic course and a four-week applied programme in preparation for a 12-week internship at a London company.

Learning best practices, sharing experiences, making connections
Custom training and executive education programmes at LSE have differentiated themselves in being interdisciplinary and wide-reaching in scope of topical coverage, offering multiple perspectives on current issues and debates, yet very targeted when it comes to addressing specific clients’ needs.

LSE Enterprise welcomes new chairman
We are delighted to welcome the new Chairman of LSE Enterprise Limited, Richard Wildman. Richard, who took his BSc in Economics at LSE in 1982, is returning to the School following, amongst other things, 24 years in leadership roles at Accenture.

Entrepreneurship roundtable with LSE alumni
“With low costs and high spirits, Berlin is home to a vibrant atmosphere and diversity which opens up space to give even riskier ideas a go” Christian Thiel, Manager, LSE Enterprise Germany    Christian joined a panel of alumni in Berlin to discuss their startups, ranging from organic snacks to corporate accelerator programmes. He organised the roundtable as part of […]

Holiday rentals: research by LSE London
In the first comprehensive study measuring the economic impact of the holiday rentals sector in the UK market, Kath Scanlon, Emma Sagor and Professor Christine Whitehead of LSE London estimated that the total spend by holiday rental clients in the UK is over £4.35 billion per year and is responsible for creating over 95,000 jobs nationwide.

El talento en la economía global: post by Juan Luis Manfredi
Read the post about the latest LSE Masterclasses

Visiting Colombia
LSE Enterprise team join LSE Director to meet President of Colombia

New Climate Economy: the economic case for low-carbon cities
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate commissioned LSE Cities, via LSE Enterprise, to explore whether there is an economic rationale for early-action policies that foster low-carbon, resource efficient growth in cities.

Valencia: a strategy for economic competitiveness within Europe
LSE collaborated with the Fundación Cañada Blanch, the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, the Asociación Valenciana de Empresarios, and Bankia on the workshop, Cómo Puede Competir la Economía Valenciana en el Escenario Europeo?

A plan to tackle youth unemployment
Writing on Nada Es Gratis, Professor Samuel Bentolila and Associate Professor Marcel Jansen recommend policies to deal with the youth unemployment crisis in Spain. They spoke on this subject at the November 2014 IZA World of Labor / CEMFI / LSE Enterprise panel discussion on Tackling Youth Unemployment, alongside Professor Alexander Kritikos and Dr Werner Eichhorst.

Promoting excellence in business
LSE Enterprise and Madrid Excelente have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on sharing the best practices of companies from both countries to improve their competitiveness.

FT article says Rajoy must go if Spain is to confront the threats it faces
Luis Garicano, Professor of Economics and Strategy at LSE, writes about the threats to the Spanish constitutional order from the forces of fragmentation and an anti-modern national populism.

The Future of Banking as a Profession
Is there a need for banking standards in Britain and worldwide - and could London be the benchmark? How can banking become a profession? How can banks serve the public interest?

Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the conditions for success
At the recent conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, organised by Madrid Excelente and Mutua Madrileña, the Minister of Economy and Finance said that innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial to the process of economic recovery and improving business competitiveness.

Tackling Youth Unemployment
LSE and the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) are hosting an IZA World of Labor event on tackling youth unemployment.

A vision of city life
Chilean Ministers joined LSE Cities academics for an international public conference, bringing together over a thousand attendees from the private and public sectors to agree the principles for building better cities.

Should Catalonia hold an independence referendum?
LSE’s EUROPP blog asked four of its contributors to give their views on whether Catalonia should hold an independence referendum. Read their posts at the links below: Francesc Trillas: “Catalonia should find a better way than a secession referendum to decide about its future constitutional status” Montserrat Guibernau: “Why should Catalans be ‘different’ from the Scots? Are they second-rate citizens?” Joan […]

Why nations matter
LSE Director Professor Calhoun was in Bilbao for the Basque Country discussions 'Why nations matter', which coincided with the Scottish referendum on 18 September.

Catalonia could follow Scotland in using its independence movement as leverage to win more devolved powers: a EUROPP blog post
On 9 November, 2014, Catalonia plans to hold a non-binding referendum for independence from Spain. By this time, the Scots will have already decided whether they want to leave the UK. Yet, while there are similarities between these two regions, such as a 300 year old union with their parent state, they each have different reasons for wanting independence. Read […]

Why Nations Matter: free talk in Bilbao
Join LSE Director and President, Professor Craig Calhoun, for a talk on Why Nations Matter this September. The event will be held at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao on Thursday 18 September 2014. The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish. Places are free and all are welcome; please register online using the form below. Venue: Guggenheim Museum, Av. Abandoibarra, 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain Time: Doors open […]

Elusive peace in the Basque country: an LSE Review of Books post
Read Ana Varela-Rey's review of Teresa Whitfield's Endgame for ETA: Elusive Peace in the Basque Country on the LSE Review of Books blog.

Welcome to the EGADE students from Tech de Monterrey
The students are on a five-day study programme on global financial issues.

Coverage of the Commission President candidates in the Spanish media… a EUROPP blog post
 In the spring 2013 Eurobarometer only 43 per cent of Spaniards backed the idea of having lead candidates. In autumn 2013, this figure increased to 52 per cent. Possibly the increased coverage in the media has helped inform people and enhance support. Perhaps the same could have happened in France and the UK if their media had increased their coverage. In LSE’s European […]

New students head to LSE
LSE Enterprise Spain hosts a pre-departure event in Madrid for students heading to LSE

Global Dimensions Programme: The Internship
The five-month Global Dimensions Programme has seen 35 Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) final year undergraduates and recent graduates come to LSE to study. The programme is divided into a ten-week academic course and a four-week applied programme in preparation for a 12-week internship in London. If you have been following our previous posts, you may remember meeting some of the students […]

ITAM Students – Experiences of studying in London
Over 40 students from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) have undertaken a three-week programme at LSE – the International Political Economy Study Tour. We caught up with the students half way through to see how they getting on, and whether they were enjoying London (the answer is obviously yes). http://media.rawvoice.com/lse_lseenterprise/richmedia.lse.ac.uk/lseenterprise/20140724_internationalPoliticalEconomyITAM.mp4   Would you like to find out more about […]

Regional support for inclusive education
Inclusive education policies are of utmost importance in restoring social cohesion in ethnically divided post-conflict societies such as South East Europe. LSE Enterprise undertook a baseline survey for the Council of Europe/European Commission on ‘Regional Support to Inclusive Education’.

Report: LSE’s Global Pensions Programme 2014
The group we had from so many Latin American and other countries meant we had great questions for the speakers, and a chance for substantial exchange of perspectives and challenges in the sector.

Employee engagement with pension schemes
The new auto-enrolment system for pensions, taking decisions away from employees, may deter engagement with pensions. However the obligatory contributions will not be enough to provide for retirement, and greater engagement with workplace pensions schemes is needed. Dr Sandy Pepper of the Department of Management investigated whether the total reward model, used by Thomsons Online Benefits to communicate all employment […]

In the news: LSE Global Pensions Programme
Writing in Diario Las Américas, Pablo Padro calls for the need to urgently rethink current approaches to pensions, warning of the dangers of dogmatic advice from the World Bank, given twenty years ago. As Padro points out, the London School of Economics and Political Science, along with Santander Asset Management and Novaster, have launched the Global Pensions Programme in Miami this week in order to do just that.

Welcome to ITAM students 2014!
We are excited to welcome students from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) to the London School of Economics and Political Science for the second International Political Economy Study Tour.

LSE Review of Books – Falling Inequality in Latin America, Giovanni Cornia (ed.)
[E]ven the greatly unequal Latin American countries saw a process of inequality reduction since the late 1990s that took scholars off guard – from 2000 to 2010 the Gini coefficient declined in 13 of 17 countries. Why? Explaining such a robust and unexpected turn is the theme of Falling Inequality in Latin America, a book edited by Professor of Economics […]

Technology and business talk at the Fundación Ramón Areces
Dr Carsten Sørensen of LSE's Department of Management (third from right) gave a keynote address on technology and business to 200 attendees at the Fundación Ramón Areces (FRA) in Madrid.

TTIP: labour rights and social standards
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be an important instrument to demonstrate that the EU can deliver: that it is pragmatic and supportive to all Member States, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across all European countries.

“Spain is Different”: Podemos and 15-M – from the Euro Crisis in the Press blog
In a Euro Crisis in the Press blog post, Cristina Flesher Fominaya examines what has led to Podemos' sudden rise and why their messages have had so much resonance with the voting public in Spain. Read the full discussion on the Euro Crisis in the Press blog.

The Global Economy Study Tour: a big hello to ESDEN students
This week, LSE Custom Programmes welcomes 18 MBA students from ESDEN Business School on the inaugural Global Economy Study Tour.

In the news: Jorge Medina, director of the Master in Responsible Banking, IEB
LSE Custom Programmes has teamed up with the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and the World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI) to offer executive education programmes in responsible banking.

UKTI Spain Technology Competition 2014 – the winners!
Startup Fidiliti have won the UKTI Spain Technology Competition 2014. They fended off competition with their smartphone app that allows users to store all their loyalty cards in one place, as well as giving them special offers, promos and discounts. Fidiliti have won two months of free desk space at Rainmaking Loft, a startup hub in St Katharine Docks, and will […]

Book launch: Diana Kennedy – My Mexico
Diana Kennedy – known as the ‘Julia Child of Mexican cooking’ – has recently released an updated edition of her most personal book, My Mexico. Originally published in 1998, it contains more than 300 recipes and stories about her journeys around Mexico, and is a reflection of her deep understanding of Mexican food culture. Born in Essex, UK, in 1923, […]

In the news: Solange Bernstein – Chile can learn from the UK pensions reforms
Dr Solange Bernstein, a speaker at the LSE Global Pensions Programme in July 2014, has said that Chile is examining pensions systems in both the UK and Australia with the aim of implementing reforms to encourage low-income workers to save.

Ending the Drug Wars – a report by the Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy
The LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy was convened to produce the most thorough independent economic analysis of the current international drug control strategy ever conducted. The report is available to download in English or Spanish.

LSE Global Pensions Programme: More Speakers Confirmed
The Global Pensions Programme is designed for professionals in the pensions industry and comprises a series of lectures and workshops from world-renowned academics and experts.

¡Bienvenido! Welcome to our intern, Mar López
Mar López is completing a six-month internship at LSE Enterprise, helping to run courses and programmes for our executive education students. She has an academic background in public relations and events, and a deep interest in international relations and events.

LSE welcomes EGAP students from Mexico
Next week, LSE will host a week long study programme for 15 students from the Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy (EGAP) at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in Mexico. Participants, who come from a variety of backgrounds, including governmental departments and large multinationals, will undertake a series of lectures and discussions in order […]

Juan Carlos: Abdication and the Future of the Monarchy
Professor Paul Preston of LSE argues that the scandals that had plagued the king in recent years will be unimportant over the course of time, emphasising that Juan Carlos was instrumental in the transition to democracy in Spain today. Yet it’s hard to escape from an international trend where people are genuinely asking what exactly monarchies are for and whether we really need them.

“Theatre saved my life” – Sergi López on accidental movies and playing bad guys
If you have seen Pan’s Labyrinth, then you might understand some trepidation at the thought of meeting Sergi López. In Guillermo del Toro’s dark masterpiece, he plays a twisted sadist who enjoys torturing people with knives. The real life Sergi is fortunately not dressed in an intimidating military uniform. In fact, he has a large grin and buoyant air often […]

Language rights in Catalonia – a perspective from the EUROPP blog
  Could anyone imagine a situation whereby, in Wales or Scotland, pre-school pupils did not receive even one hour of education in English, only two at primary level and three at secondary? Well, that is exactly what is happening in Catalonia… On the EUROPP blog, Sonia Sierra and Mercè Vilarrubias discuss the monolingual model in Catalan schools and examine the evidence put […]

Voting for peace: a nation divided
On 25 May, Colombians voted in the presidential elections yet no president was elected.

Higher education entrance qualifications: a comparison
LSE Enterprise has undertaken a study for the European Parliament into higher education entrance qualifications and exams in Europe.  A study on admission to higher education acquires greater policy salience at a time when higher education is under several and diverse pressures. First, admission systems have to moderate the higher education systems’ capacity to absorb an ever increasing demand for […]

Global Pensions Programme: Interview with Dr Diego Valero
In advance of the Global Pensions Programme hosted in Miami this July, we caught up with one of the  speakers, Dr Diego Valero. Dr Valero holds a PhD in Economics and is a professor at the University of Barcelona. In addition, he is Co-Founder and Chairman of Novaster, a pensions consulting company, Vice-President at the SpainSif (Spanish forum for responsible investment) and Vice-President […]

Welcome to the ESAN students – the Markets in the Global Economy programme begins
The programme is of huge significance because we’re able to share some of the interesting insights into financial markets and the consequences of the financial crisis that we had in 2008, and what has continued to be problematic for UK companies, US companies and for companies around the world – Simon Flemington, LSE Enterprise, CEO Today marks the beginning of […]

LSE Enterprise turns 20
LSE Enterprise has 20 staff based in its London, Madrid and Berlin offices. Its 150+ projects each year cover customised executive education, consultancy and applied research, and have taken place in 90 countries. The company has contributed over £13 million to the School and considerably more to its academics. Read more about LSE Enterprise on the LSE History blog in honour […]

London Spanish Film Festival Spring Weekend
In September this year, the 10th edition of the London Spanish Film Festival will bring Spanish cinema to the capital, including David Trueba’s winner at this year’s Goya awards celebration, Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.  September is, of course, still a little while away, so Spanish film aficionados can feast upon a great line-up this weekend. As well as a showcase of […]

In the news: Professor Carmelo Mesa, speaker at the Global Pensions Programme
Carmelo Mesa is considered an expert on pensions with a particular focus on Latin America. Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, his career is impressive: he has acted as a visiting professor, researcher and lecturer in 40 countries, and authored 93 books and 300 articles published in seven languages in 34 countries. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has […]

LSE Executive LLM – register for this September
LSE’s Executive LLM programme provides postgraduate education of an exceptional standard. It offers modules in a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights and international law, and corporate, commercial and financial law, all taught by leading academics in the UK. Specifically designed for the working professional, the programme is divided into short, intensive teaching blocks that allow part-time study over a […]

European Political Economy and Finance Programme – Deadline 12 May
This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to study at one of the world’s top universities. Are you: from the Basque Country; interested in European politics and the European economy; keen to study in London? Would you like a scholarship to do all of the above? If yes, then visit the website now and apply before 12 May. You […]

Streets of Spain festival, Southbank
As you may know from my previous blog post, I was fairly excited about the Streets of Spain festival last bank holiday weekend. So I hopped along to the Southbank and found that a little bit of Barcelona had indeed graced the banks of the Thames, bathing London in colourful glory. There was everything from olives, paella, jamón serrano, churros, chillies, […]

The Responsible Banking Challenge – Deadline 11 May
The Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI) have joined forces with LSE Custom Programmes to offer for the second year running executive education programmes in responsible banking. Emphasising the need for an approach that encompasses sustainable development and addresses corporate social responsibility, there are two online courses to choose from: the Executive Master in Responsible […]

Global Pensions Programme 2014 – Nicholas Barr and Solange Bernstein confirmed as speakers
For four days in July, Miami will be the world capital of pensions from the academic point of view.

Streets of Spain Festival, May 2nd – 5th
Phoebe Amoroso looks forward to the Streets of Spain festival at London's SouthBank Centre

LSE’s European Political Economy and Finance Programme – deadline approaching!
Are you from the Basque Country and interested in European politics? Do you want to study in London at one of the world’s most-renowned universities? And –  even better – would like a scholarship? The Diputación Foral de Bizkaia is offering scholarships to students to participate in LSE’s European Political Economy and Finance Programme, a ten-week programme this October. This […]

Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from subsistence to transformational entrepreneurship
With a high rate of entrepreneurship, Latin America should be a hub for innovation. However, 75% of the region’s entrepreneurs represent enterprises with less than five employees. These micro-businesses have limited potential for growth, yet they employ an astounding 40% of the private sector’s salaried workers.  By contrast, there is a shortage of medium-sized and larger establishments, which in turns […]

LSE Global Pensions Programme, July 2014
We invite you to experience a unique programme of research-led teaching from internationally renowned academics and top practitioners/policy specialists with extensive expertise in pensions research and practice.

Spain’s labour market and social reforms have exacerbated the country’s unemployment problem: a EUROPP blog post
Vincent Navarro discusses the motivation behind and consequences of Spain’s labour market and social reforms on the European Politics and Policy blog.

LSE Review of Books: Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Context
Williams identifies, however obliquely at times… the need to recognize that despite the urgency of change in the way the modern state operates, there must also be a recognition that there are groups – however small or disparate – that operate as sovereign nations within larger sovereign states, that must ask or demand for their rights to be respected, but […]


2014

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LSE Enterprise welcomes its new chairman, Richard Wildman| (December 2014)

'I am really excited to join the LSE Enterprise team and to help build on the strong and successful business in place today.'
Richard Wildman, Chairman, LSE Enterprise Ltd

 
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Latest report: The Economic Impact of Holiday Rentals in the UK| (December 2014)

In the first comprehensive study measuring the economic impact of the holiday rentals sector in the UK market, Kath Scanlon, Emma Sagor and Professor Christine Whitehead of LSE London estimated that the total spend by holiday rental clients in the UK is over £4.35 billion per year and is responsible for creating over 95,000 jobs nationwide.

 
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LSE Enterprise Annual Report 2013/14| (November 2014)

This year:

  • We worked with 270 LSE colleagues in over 40 departments, centres and research units.
  • Gift aid to LSE will be £1.2 million.
  • Our teaching and consultancy spanned health management, public policy, venture capital, comparative politics, international migration, children’s rights, city planning, European cohesion and more.
 
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Tackling youth unemployment| (November 2014)

This event in Madrid with IZA World of Labor and CEMFI will look at best practice in other countries and consider policies to deal with the current situation in Spain.

 
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Chile: Reevolucion Urbana| (October 2014)

The conference, featuring academics from LSE Cities, was attended by over 1,000 people in Santiago de Chile.

 

Does Aid Work?| (October 2014)

LSE is hosting an IZA World of Labor event on 30 October, featuring talks by Professor Klaus F. Zimmermann, Professor Danny Quah, Emeritus Professor Lord Desai, David A. Robalino and Professor Gianmarco Ottoviano.

 
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World Economic Forum Executive Opinion Survey| (September 2014)

LSE Enterprise has partnered with the World Economic Forum for the fifth consecutive year to conduct a UK-based executive opinion survey, The Voice of the Business Community.

 
EU under microscope

Balance of Competence| (September 2014)

LSE Enterprise associate consultant Dr Anne Corbett has submitted evidence to the UK Government’s review of the Balance of Competence between the EU and member states, as it exists under the current Treaty, in relation to education.

 
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Second Programme with Jiangsu Province Universities| (August 2014)

A group of 36 Chinese students attended a custom programme about international financial architecture and corporate finance and strategy at LSE.

 
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Symposium on the Future of Banking as a Profession| (August 2014)

LSE and the International Academy of Retail Banking (IARB) are hosting a forum to debate the future of banking as a profession, exploring how banks can better serve the public interest.

 
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Berlin TXL - The Urban Tech Republic| (July 2014)

LSE Enterprise is consulting for Berlin TXL - The Urban Tech Republic, a new space for envisioning and designing the future of urban planning strategies and solutions.

 
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LSE Global Pensions Programme| (July 2014)

LSE Enterprise, with partners Santander Asset Management (SAM) and the consulting firm Novaster, ran its second edition of the Global Pensions Policy programme in Miami, Florida from 15 -18 July.

 

Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the European Union| (July 2014)

Dr Simona Milio acted as the lead academic, on behalf of LSE Enterprise, for the study Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the European Union for the European Parliament.

 
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Higher Education Entrance Qualifications and Exams in Europe: A Comparison| (July 2014)

LSE Enterprise has undertaken a study for the European Parliament into admission systems in ten countries to see how social and economic challenges can be tackled.

 
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Regional Support to Inclusive Education| (July 2014)

LSE Enterprise were commissioned by the Council of Europe to conduct a baseline and final survey on inclusive education practices in Southeast Europe.

 
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Second Bolashak-funded programme is launched at LSE| (June 2014)

Following the success of the inaugural Bolashak-funded programme, a bigger group of participants has arrived at LSE to enhance their knowledge and expertise in law and jurisprudence.

 
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Building in the Rented Sector in Scotland - A Report for Homes for Scotland| (June 2014)

LSE London and the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research were commissioned by Homes of Scotland to investigate the barriers faced by developers in investing in the private rented sector and to examine how to increase the supply of new homes in this sector.

 
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Sharing the UK's experiences of public private partnerships| (May 2014) 

LSE Custom Programmes delivered a project on public private partnerships (PPPs) for a group of Brazilian government officials, to help improve the quality, efficiency and transparency of PPPs in Brazil.

 
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The Qatar Supreme Council of Health and LSE launch health economics training programme| (May 2014) 

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and the London School of Economics (LSE) jointly launched this week a training programme in health economics to familiarise health professionals in Qatar with the national health insurance scheme (Seha).

 
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The Italian Admission System to Higher Education: Quality, Equity and Mobility Issues| (April 2014)

The Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has published an article by Niccolo Durazzi, Deputy Director at LSE Enterprise, analysing the Italian higher education admissions system.

 
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Future Mobility| (March 2014)

Future Mobility, a one-day expert forum jointly hosted by LSE Cities and The Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ), in cooperation with LSE Enterprise Germany, brought together leading experts in future transport and mobility systems from the UK and Germany.

 
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LSE Enterprise wins fourth Foreign Office contract| (March 2014)

Over 1,200 participants from across the British foreign service and diplomatic corps have attended the programme to date.

 
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Using mobile data to improve public safety|  (March 2014)

Dr Alexander Grous has published a report ahead of the auction of the 700MHz spectrum in the UK. Other countries have found that reserving a portion of the mobile broadband spectrum for emergency services could potentially lead to an improvement in public safety. Dr Grous weighs up the costs and benefits of doing the same in the UK.

 
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Innovation in Higher Education| (March 2014)

In an effort to increase our knowledge of how innovation unfolds across the higher education sector, LSE Enterprise and Panteia carried out a study on Innovation in Higher Education funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture.

 
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Preventonomics: A Better Start – how will it pay?| (February 2014)

The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at LSE has been selected to deliver ‘Preventonomics: A Better Start – how will it pay?’. This is a study of the benefits and potential cost savings of early years’ prevention services and support. It is supported by the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start initiative.

 
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Why experiment with social policy?| (January 2014)

Dr Simona Milio of LSE Enterprise and Arnaud Vaganay of the Department of Methodology are speaking at the launch of the new European-based network for Social Policy Analysis for Robust Knowledge (SPARK). The session will cover social policy experimentation - the practice of testing new ideas and policies and collecting evidence about the real impact of measures on people.

The event will take place on 12 February in London. Find out more and book a free place|.

 
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Book your place at the LSE Health Summit| (January 2014)

The Medical Technology Research Group at LSE Health is hosting a one-day summit on Risk Sharing and Managed Entry Agreements on 14 February. Renowned speakers from national competent authorities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, international organisations, patient representative organisations and academia will debate the latest developments and also reflect on future prospects and policy options.

 

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2012/13 Annual Report| (November 2013)

In 2012/13, 20 years after LSE Enterprise took on its first two projects, we connected governments, charities and private sector companies with 388 academics and experts, from almost 50 of LSE’s departments, research centres, groups and units as well as beyond the School.

 
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Risk control, macroeconomics and leadership programme |(November 2013)

The third annual programme on risk management, macroeconomics and leadership was delivered at LSE for Italy's largest online bank and brokerage. 

 
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The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Fundación Ramón Areces are hosting a conference on Spain and the Global Economy, from top LSE alumni and faculty experts in academia, business and policy.

For further details on the conference, please see the invitation|.

 
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Chilean MBA students end their study visit to LSE with a reception at the Chilean Ambassador’s residence| (October 2013)

The Ambassador, Mr Tomás Müller, welcomed the group of about 40 students and Professor Stuart Corbridge, LSE’s Provost, presented them with their certificates.

 
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BIS - Report on the wider benefits of higher education| (October 2013)

Our report, commissioned by BIS, was published as part of the 50th Anniversary of The Robbins Report and referred to in the Universities Minister, David Willetts' pamphlet.

 
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A global perspective on public sector administration| (October 2013)

The seventh annual programme for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Civil Service Bureau (HKSAR) was launched at LSE on 7 October 2013.

 
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LSE Enterprise Report Calls for a Digital-Age Convention on the Rights of the Child| (October 2013)

New LSE Enterprise report calls for UNICEF and other children's charities to gather robust evidence on how children are using ICT, and how it may affect their rights and wellbeing.

 
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Latest report: enhancing accessibility| (October 2013)

LSE Consulting has been commissioned to provide an independent validation of the Scottish Futures Trust's annual Statement of Benefits.

 
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Dartmouth College: the Foreign Study Program| (October 2013)

On 2 October 2013, a group of Dartmouth College students began their 10-week custom programme at LSE.

 

Latest report: The Dementia Iceberg| (October 2013)

This report for BUPA by researchers at LSE's Personal Social Services Research Unit examines for the first time how dementia screening could increase diagnosis rates.

 

Latest report: drug stop-and-search operations are extending racial inequality in the justice system| (August 2013)

A report by Mike Shiner of the Department of Social Policy, with the drug law charity Release, found that black people are significantly more likely to be searched for drugs than their peers and almost twice as likely to be charged if any are found.

 
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Planning for the 2017 Universiade| (July 2013)

This LSE Custom Programme for the hosts of the 2017 Universiade shared information about the London 2012 Olympics experience, and knowledge about urban planning, regeneration and relevant public policy.

 
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Managerial Accounting and Financial Control| (July 2013)

Our LSE Custom Programme, organised in cooperation with Suman Education International, brought together 32 students from 12 universities of Jiangsu province in China.

 

Latest report: Britain at a pensions crossroads| (July 2013)

A report by Dr Sandy Pepper, Professor of Management Practice at LSE, looks at how effective communication by employers can increase staff contribution levels by over 4%.

 
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First ITAM custom programme at LSE| (July 2013)

52 students from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) have begun their first week at LSE. They are undertaking a three-week customised programme in International Political Economy, with a mixture of specialist lectures, private seminars and corporate visits.

 

Latest report: Bringing legal clarity to surrogacy across the EU| (June 2013)

The European Parliament commissioned a study to analyse the existing and possible legal approaches to surrogacy, a practice on the rise around the world.

 
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Delivering custom programmes to the ASEAN Chair| (May 2013)

LSE Enterprise structured a customised executive education programme for government officials from across Brunei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Finance, and the Prime Minister’s Office.

 
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Latest report: University-Business Cooperation| (May 2013)

University-Business Cooperation (UBC) is a relationship in flux, reflecting issues specific to the transition from an industrial to a knowledge society. The report explores UBC's origins, motivations, forms, drivers, barriers, resources and more, using a literature review and case studies from the US and Canada. Finally it gives recommendations for how governments, EU institutions, higher education institutions and businesses can help to develop UBC.

 
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11 Straight: Financial Times  Ranks Duke CE #1| (May 2013)

Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), LSE Enterprise's joint venture partner, has been ranked the world’s #1 provider of custom executive education for the eleventh consecutive year by The Financial Times.

 

What threatens global capitalism now?| (May 2013)

LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun spoke in Madrid on 9 May. Listen to the podcast| on the Fundación Ramón Areces site or see the El Pais interview|

 
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'Ex-ante evaluation of programming documents and strengthening evaluation capacity for EU funds post-accession'| (April 2013)

Croatia is preparing to become the 28th member of the European Union in July. In preparation, Dr Simona Milio of the Social and Cohesion Policy Unit at LSE Enterprise has been working on a project to help Croatia make best use of the EU’s Structural and Cohesion Funds, improving policy, instrument choice, programme design and delivery, efficiency and accountability.

 
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Bolashak scholars at LSE 2012-13: Government Policy Challenges| (April 2013)

Eleven participants from Kazakhstan spent a year at LSE researching social science topics on an LSE Custom Programme

 
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Chile and Spain: Facing the Future| (April 2013)

LSE Enterprise is launching its operations in Chile with a conference on 18 April in Santiago de Chile, supported by the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Chile.

 
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Latest Report: Youth Participation in Democratic Life| (March 2013)

LSE Enterprise's report on youth participation in democratic life finds that youth are not apathetic about democracy but often unhappy with the political offer and disillusioned with politicians.

 
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The second British-German Dialogue was held in Berlin| (February 2013)

The discussion on British-German Security and Defence Cooperation: Shared Interests, Common Challenges was led by Dr Michael Williams, Reader in International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London and Dr Ronja Kempin, Head of the Research Division 'EU External Relations' at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.

The event was chaired by Dr Spyros Economides, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and European Politics at LSE.

 
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LSE Masterclasses in Social Science| (February 2013)

Are you a young professional based in Spain? Apply by 19 March for a free place on an LSE Masterclass in Social Science, sponsored by the Fundación Ramón Areces. The first programme, Mobility, Innovation, Higher Education and Competitiveness, will be held in Madrid in May.

 

Professor Luis Garicano at The Economist conference, Madrid| (February 2013)

Professor Luis Garicano gave a private lecture on Risks in the Spanish and EU economies at Santander HQ in Madrid, Spain before giving a keynote address at The Economist Conference on the same day alongside the Spanish Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and various industry CEOs.

The event was attended by many LSE alumni now in senior positions in Spain, including the Chief Economist of BBVA, Rafael Domenech, and the President of the Circulo de Empresarios, Monica de Oriol, as well as Adam Austerfield, LSE Alumni Secretary-General in Spain.

 
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Launch of The British-German Dialogue Series| (January 2013)

The first event of this new high-level discussion forum run by LSE and the FCO took place on 31 January, organised by LSE Enterprise. Professor Maurice Fraser and the invited speakers Professor Karl-Rudolf Korte, Director of the NRW School of Governance, and Quentin Peel, FT Chief Correspondent in Berlin discussed current trends as well as potential scenarios for the outcome of the German Federal Elections 2013. They were joined by about 50 opinion formers and decision makers from both countries.

 

Latest report: Predictions for Privacy| (January 2013)

Privacy expert Simon Davies analyses the issues and trends that will dominate the landscape in 2013

 
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First LSE Executive Education programme for ITAM, Mexico| (January 2013)

A group of ITAM students will spend three weeks at LSE for a programme on International Political Economy

 

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