Among its objectives, the Centre works in order to disseminate and encourage knowledge of contemporary Spain by providing postgraduate courses on both historical and institutional dimensions of contemporary Spain and its relationship with Europe; as well as by inviting and providing facilities for visiting researchers.
The Centre possesses its own book collection and archival resources for specialists in contemporary Spain. Its permanent and visiting staff have expertise in the history, politics, economics and social policy of Spain. Distinguished scholars who come as Visiting Fellows are offered the facilities of the London School of Economics through the Centre.
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 outstanding success in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008).
LSE has the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the UK, topping or coming close to the top of a number of rankings of research excellence. It is:
First when universities are ranked according to the percentage of their research receiving the top 4* (world-leading) grade.
Social Policy leads the field in the UK, whether ranked by grade point average or by the percentage of research receiving the top 4* grade, with 50 per cent of its research recognised as world-leading, and 100 percent ranked at international level.
European Studies is first in the UK when ranked by grade point average, with 65 per cent of its research judged world-leading or internationally excellent.
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.