Among its objectives, the Centre works in order to disseminate and encourage knowledge of contemporary Spain by inviting and providing facilities for visiting researchers.
The Centre possesses its own book collection and archival resources for specialists. Its permanent and visiting staff have expertise in the history, politics, economics and social policy of Spain. Distinguished scholars and students who come as Visiting Researchers are offered the facilities of the London School of Economics through the Centre.
Visiting Researchers at the Cañada Blanch Centre (data from 2007 onwards)
If you are interested in doing research at the Centre, please see the Visitor Guidelines.
Research at LSE
LSE is a world-leading pioneer of the social sciences, having played a unique role in defining and developing key academic subjects.
International relations, social policy, sociology and social anthropology all have their origins as subjects of university study in the innovative work carried out by LSE academics. The London School of Economics and Political Science has confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
An analysis of the results show LSE at the top, or close to the top, of a number of rankings of research quality. It is:
the top university in the UK based on the proportion of ‘world leading’ (4*) research produced.
second in the UK overall when universities are ranked using a ‘grade point average’ (GPA)
the top university in its social science disciplines, whether using a GPA or the percentage of research receiving the top 4* grade as a measure
joint second when universities are ranked according to the percentage of research receiving either a 4* or 3* (internationally excellent) grade.
This is the first year where the UK’s national research assessment has taken account of the impact of universities’ research on public life, as well as its quality. Using these specific measures, LSE is:
ranked as the top university in the UK for research quality both when using an average score or using the percentage of output receiving the top 4* grade
the top university for impact in its social science disciplines, whether judged on GPA or the proportion of research impact awarded 4*.
Need to find an expert on a particular topic?
The LSE Experts Directory contains profiles of academics and their full publication lists with links to their full texts where available, in LSE open access research collection. It also has contact points for media or consultancy enquiries and links to other experts using the same keywords. To see our open access collection of research produced by LSE academics: articles, working papers, book chapters, conference papers and more, go to LSE Research Online.
Research at the European Institute
Research at the European Institute is structured around three themes: EU Governance, European Ideas and Identities, and European Political Economy.
More about research centres and projects at the European Institute:
Research at the Department of International History
To see the research opportunities, please visit the website of the department, with extensive information on PhD conferences and seminars, Research Degrees and Academic Staff.