LSE's links with Asia trace their roots to the School's foundation in 1895. Since then, LSE has helped to produce leading Asian politicians, diplomats, civil servants and private sector figures. Former and current premiers, presidents and prime ministers of India, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand are among LSE alumni.
The School has established taught courses dedicated to regional issues, and offers joint degrees with Peking University and the National University of Singapore, among other institutions. The Asia Research Centre was set up at LSE in 1997, working with educational and research institutions in Asia, hosting research fellows and organising public lectures.
LSE Enterprise has been undertaking consultancy and creating customised training programmes in Asia and at LSE since the 1990s. To date, we have designed and delivered executive education programmes for public and private sector organisations from Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi, Hanoi, Bangkok and Taipei, with regional deliveries also taking place in Singapore and Tokyo. Here are some examples of our work with Asian clients.
Our engagement with Asia is directed from our head office in London. Locally it is coordinated by a task force based in Hong Kong. Our senior adviser there is Mr Kenneth Lai, who is also Chair of the LSE Alumni Chapter in Hong Kong and the LSE Alumni Regional Ambassador for Asia.
See below for LSE's latest research in the region.
Latest LSE research: