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News prior to 2014

This is an archive of older news stories. See the latest news from LSE Enterprise|


Annual Report 2013 News

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.


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. 


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| .


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Taipei participant

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.

Suman student on an LSE Custom Programme

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%.

ITAM students at LSE Enterprise

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.

students on an LSE Custom Programme

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.

University Business Cooperation

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.

Duke CE and LSE Enterprise

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|

'Ex-ante evaluation of programming documents and strengthening evaluation capacity for EU funds post-accession'

'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.

Bolashak student on an LSE Custom Programme

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


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.


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.

British-German Dialogue: Security and Defence Cooperation

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.


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.


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

Mexican flag 

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



LSE Executive Education students

Building connections in Asia| (December 2012)

LSE Enterprise staff meet organisations in Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong

LSE Enterprise Annual Report 2012|

LSE Enterprise Annual Report 2011/12| (November 2012)

In the financial year 2011/12, LSE Enterprise carried out 149 projects with 375 LSE academics and external experts, making a profit of £1.24 million for LSE. Read the report: PDF| | Issuu|


Executive Education, but Not for Business|  (November 2012)

Yury Bikbaev and Julius Sen of LSE Enterprise discuss LSE's customised executive education provision in the New York Times

Energy and the economy

Latest report: Energy and the Economy - The 2030 Outlook for UK Business| (November 2012)

Professor Sam Fankhauser and Dr Alex Bowen of the Grantham Research Institute write a report for npower

Benedetto and Milio publication

The investment in innovation and technology needed to combat the economic crisis may be the main casualties of the EU’s budget squeeze| (October 2012)

Simona Milio of LSE Enterprise's Social and Cohesion Policy Unit features on the EUROPP blog with Giacomo Benedetto of Royal Holloway

LSE Enterprise in Germany

LSE Enterprise launches German branch| (October 2012)

The company will offer customised executive education, cross-disciplinary consultancy and commercial research from its office on the EUREF campus in Berlin


LSE Enterprise runners make it back| (October 2012)

Congratulations to Mike, Niccolo, Jeannine, Simona and Wiebke on completing the half marathon

bike wheel

Olympics gets Brits on their bikes| (October 2012)

Dr Alexander Grous of CEP carried out a follow-up study for Sky and British Cycling on the effect of the Olympics on encouraging cycling in the UK

LSE Director Craig Calhoun speaks to LSE Custom Programmes participants from Indonesia

Indonesian government officials complete a change management programme at LSE Enterprise| (September 2012)

Speakers included LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun and Nobel Prize winner Professor Christopher Pissarides

Indonesian participants at LSE Enterprise

Change Management in a Globalised World| (September 2012)

A group of top level government officials from Indonesia began their two-week long programme at LSE today

fibre optic

Latest report: Investment in broadband infrastructure key for robust British economy and future competitiveness|

In this Convergys-sponsored report, Paolo Dini, Claire Milne and Robert Milne investigate the social and economic benefits of broadband investment, and the role of smart solutions in enhancing its value (May 2012)

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LSE Enterprise vacancy for a Business Development Manager based in Germany (application deadline 19 April 2012)

Chamber of Commerce appointment

'Spain on EU handouts? I don’t see it.' Adam Austerfield is optimistic about Spain's future on BBC Radio 5 (see the transcript|) (March 2012)


Latest report: Working Beyond Government: Evaluation of AusAid's engagement with civil society in developing countries| (March 2012)

Professor Jude Howell of LSE's Department of International Development and Jo Hall from the Office of Development Effectiveness conducted an in-depth evaluation of AusAID’s engagement with civil society in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Philippines.

LSE Enterprise in Europe

Latest report: The impact of the single market on cohesion: Implications for Cohesion Policy, Growth, and Competitiveness| (February 2012)

Over the last quarter of a century, the single market has been one of the most profound influences on the economic and social development of the EU. This study assesses its impact on on growth, competitiveness and employment in EU27.

LSE Enterprise in Barcelona

Leading the way out of the crisis? The Barcelona solution| (February 2012)

A public lecture by Antoni Vives, Barcelona's Deputy Mayor for Urban Habitat, and Vicente Guallart, Barcelona's Chief Architect, will take place on 22 February at LSE.

Update: read about the event  |


The future of the airline industry |(February 2012)

Antonio Vázquez, Chairman of Iberia, will speak about the future of the airline industry as part of the LSE strategy and leadership in Spain series held by LSE Enterprise and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

Update: read about the event| 

Cloud computing

Latest report: Modelling the Cloud| (January 2012)

A study for Microsoft explores the likely impact of cloud computing in major industrial and services sectors, looking at how Europe can become more attractive for public cloud investment, thereby creating employment.



Congratulations to our joint venture partner, Duke Corporate Education| , which has been ranked first in the world for customised executive education by BusinessWeek for the fifth time (November 2011)


Annual Report 2011

LSE Enterprise's Annual Report 2010/11| is now available to download (PDF, 3 MB) (November 2011)

LSE short courses

The lecture 'Mondragon: Humanity at Work'| will take place on 10 November 2011 at 6.30pm in the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE. 

The Mondragon Corporation Group is the world's largest industrial workers' cooperative.The talk will be given by its president, Josu Ugarte, and chaired by Professor Paul Preston.

Open to all - no need to book

business chart

Conference invitation: Spain - A Business Challenge| (October 2011)

Victor Mallet, FT Spain Bureau Chief, will chair a talk by Baldomero Falcones, chairman and CEO of FCC on Thursday 13 October at 6.30 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Admission is free and no booking is required


IEB students experience LSE| (September 2011)

Chamber of Commerce appointment

The economic conference 'Spanish multinationals in the run up to the crisis' will take place on 16 June at 6.30 pm in the Old Building, LSE. See the details.| All welcome - no need to book. (May 2011)

mental health

Informing the UK's mental health strategy| (February 2011)

PSSRU researchers find a strong case for mental health promotion and mental illness prevention and early intervention


How to respond to global threats in the decade ahead|: a lecture by Jan Pronk on 16 February.

A Kapuscinski Lecture: a joint initiative of the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme. (January 2011)



news news

Associate Director Julius Sen is interviewed for Time| (November 2010)

Visit www.time.com| and search for 'Can Sarkozy save the global economy?'


Energy risk management for UK business| (November 2010)

Dr Samuel Fankhauser's white paper for npower provides a guide to current energy risks and forecasts how they will grow in the future.

global thinking

Strategy & Management Consulting Conference| (November 2010)

Yury Bikbaev, project director for LSE Enterprise, gave the welcome address at LSE's first student Strategy & Management Consulting Conference in November 2010.


Extended Maternity Leave: From measuring costs to appreciating benefits| (October 2010)

Dr Dina Davaki of LSE Health spoke at the European Parliament on the benefits of extending maternity leave.

Juan Maria Nin at LSE

The economic crisis in Spain and the role of La Caixa| (October 2010)

Juan Maria Nin, President and CEO of La Caixa, gave a public lecture at LSE. 


LSE Enterprise runs its first programme for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs| (October 2010)

Twenty-seven mid-career government officials attended a nine-day course in London, giving them a grasp of economic ideas and their application in a policy context.

New Academic Building

Thoughts on the macroeconomic situation: the role of La Caixa

Juan Maria Nin, President and CEO of La Caixa will give a talk on Tuesday 5 October 2010 from 11.30-12.45 in the Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE campus.

The talk will be introduced by Josep Manuel Barbera, Director of Patronat Catalunya Mon, and chaired by Professor Paul Preston, Chair of the Catalan Observatory|.

All are welcome.

Ageing Societies

Latest report - Ageing Societies: Challenges and Opportunities|

Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez and Dr Julien Forder analyse the ageing process worldwide, the support systems required and the policy implications of societies in transition. 

Ten years of Duke CE

Work with Duke Corporate Education| (September 2010)

Visit Duke CE's offices in Fleet Street on 27 September.

education worldwide

From Singapore to Brasilia| (July 2010)

LSE Enterprise has recently signed its third three-year contract to deliver courses for all Foreign Office staff - with destinations including Tokyo, Amman and Mexico City.


'A lot of people have just packed up and gone home'| (July 2010)

Adam Austerfield, Director of Projects for LSE Enterprise, was on The Weekend News on BBC Radio 5 on 17 July, analysing how British companies in Spain are faring.

Mike Canning

Mike Canning becomes Duke CE's third CEO| (July 2010)

Mike has taught in many programs across subjects such as translating and implementing strategy, creating change in large organisations, building organisational capability and leading in complex environments.

The team examined motives for cattle raiding

Latest report: Southern Sudan at odds with itself| (July 2010)

A study by Professor Tim Allen and postgraduate researcher Mareike Schomerus finds that many supposed solutions to violence in Southern Sudan are in fact doing little to address their causes.

Ten years of Duke CE

Joint venture partner Duke Corporate Education celebrates ten years of world-leading executive education (July 2010)

Eighth floor, tower three

We have moved office and look forward to welcoming you to the eighth floor of Tower Three.

public spending in London

Latest report: Public spending priorities in London| by LSE London staff Tony Travers, Kath Scanlon, Christine Whitehead and Melissa Fernandez

LSE short courses

LSE Enterprise is facilitating short courses for LSE Health in Health Economics, Policy and Management| in December 2010 and June 2011.


Impact of LSE Executive Education valued by civil service of Kazakhstan| (June 2010)

Yury Bikbaev, Programme Director at LSE Enterprise, has been awarded an honorary professorship by the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Collaboration with CajAstur

Promoting excellence in Asturias| (June 2010)

LSE Enterprise has agreed a collaboration with the Asturian bank CajAstur, designed to provide world-class opportunities for the future leaders of Asturias, the Royal Principality of Spain. 

Olympics 2012

Sports, Socialisation and Economic Development: a Catalan Observatory event |(June 2010)

Eighteen years on, Catalonia is still reaping the benefits of the 1992 Olympics. The UK, too, plans that 2010 will change London's landscape and indeed its future.

Chamber of Commerce appointment

Chamber of Commerce appointment| (June 2010)

Adam Austerfield, Director of Projects for LSE Enterprise, has been appointed as Vice President of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) in Spain. The 150-year-old BCC is the national body for a network of accredited Chambers of Commerce, supporting British businesses across the world.


New executive programme in Madrid|  (June 2010)

In conjunction with the leading law firm Garrigues, we are holding an internationally focused three-week programme in July for professionals in business development. LSE alumni receive a 15% discount.


Talk on the global economic context in Madrid| (June 2010) 

Professor Michael Cox will speak at the Centro de Estudios Garrigues at 2pm on 10 June.

Setting up a social innovation centre

Developing the human factor in Guipuzkoa |(June 2010)

The Diputación de Guipúzkoa, part of the Basque Autonomous Region, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) have signed an agreement to create a Social Innovation Centre. Managed by LSE Enterprise in its design and development stages, the project aims to build social capital and increase competitiveness in the region.

Duke ranked # 1 worldwide

LSE Enterprise's Joint Venture partner Duke CE is ranked first in the world - for the eighth time| (May 2010)

Duke Corporate Education was ranked #1 in custom executive education by the Financial Times (10 May 2010) for the eighth year in a row; and ranked #1 by BusinessWeek (16 November 2009) in their biennial survey for the fourth time in a row.

Sports in Catalonia

Sports, Socialisation and Economic Development: a Catalan Observatory event |(May 2010)

Panellists including Pedro Fontana, the Director of the Commercial Barcelona Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, and LSE's Ricky Burdett, Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism, Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012.

Howard Davies Cheque

LSE Enterprise makes £1.98 million for LSE| (April 2010)

Thanks to the 200 academics from all over LSE who worked with us last year, LSE Enterprise was able to hand over its largest ever cheque, £1.98 million, to the School this week.

Politics for children

Who's In Charge? Bringing politics alive for children| (April 2010)

When Dorling Kindersley Limited contacted us in search of a consultant for Who's in Charge?, a children's book on politics, the right person was at hand. Following his 30 years as a civil servant in India, Julius Sen, Associate Director of LSE Enterprise, now trains government officials around the world.

assessing efficacy

Interview with LSE board member assessing the efficacy of centralised economies|  (April 2010, in Spanish. Clip starts at 19 mins 18 seconds)

LSE Enterprise in Barcelona

Exchanging ideas in healthcare| (March 2010)

The Catalan Observatory enables the exchange of ideas on topics such as European health, Catalonian media trends, the Catalan economy and economic competitiveness. The first conference, in March 2010, focused on innovation and policy learning in health care.

LSE Enterprise in Valencia

LSE Enterprise in Valencia| (PDF; in Spanish) March 2010



Launch of the Catalan Obnservatory

Launch of the Catalan Observatory at LSE| (PDF) 28 October 2009 

From the Greeks to the Goths, Catalonia has long been a meeting place for the world. But contemporary globalisation and European integration are creating new challenges.

LSE signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam

LSE signs MOU with Vietnam| 20 October 2009

Vietnam has signed an agreement with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) which will allow the two to work together on diplomatic training, research and teaching.

Reforming the Libyan civil service

Libya turns to LSE  FT.com  20 September 2009


LSE Enterprise has designed a programme preparing Libyan civil servants to design and manage a sweeping programme of reforms.


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