How to contact us

Catalan Observatory
London School of Economics and Political Science
Clement's Inn, Tower 2, room 5.02
London WC2A 2AE


Tel.: +44 (0)207 955 6119/6058




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 publications 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: 

Visiting Fellows

Among its objectives, the Observatory works in order to disseminate and encourage knowledge of contemporary Catalonia by providing facilities for visiting researchers.

If you would like to do research at the LSE and the Catalan Observatory, please go to the Visitor Guidelines| section of the Cañada Blanch Centre. All applications will be considered following these guidelines.

Past visiting researchers:

  • Project title: "El respeto del principio de neutralidad del Derecho de la Unión Europea en los Estados miembros", Prof. Manuel Cienfuegos, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Project title: "Evolution of Foreign Investments from Catalonia", Eloi Serrano, Associate Lecturer in Economic History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Project title: "Civil War and Feminisim: Women Treatment by the Media", Àurea Molina, Researcher in Sociology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Project title:  "British Perception of Transition to Democracy". Prof. Jaume Guillamet, Professor of Journalism and Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Project title: "Josep Pla and the Contours of Catalan Identity". Dr Enric Vila, Lecturer in Journalism, Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Project title: "The State of the Art of the Economics Discipline, A View form Catalonia" Prof. Jacint Ros Hombravella, Professor of Economics, Universitat de Barcelona & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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