LSE IDEAS Rises to Second in World University Think Tank Rankings

LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics and Political Science's foreign policy think tank, has been named the second best university affiliated think tank in the world.

As Director I am delighted to see LSE IDEAS recognised as a world leader – as we approach our tenth birthday next month, it shows that we continue to go from strength to strength.

LSE IDEAS Director Michael Cox

In the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, compiled by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania and released today, LSE IDEAS rises from third to second in the world rankings of university affiliated think tanks.

IDEAS is ranked 43rd in the overall ranking of global think tanks and 22nd in Western Europe, retaining its place as Europe's top university affiliated think tank.

Professor Michael Cox, Director of IDEAS, said:

"As Director I am delighted to see LSE IDEAS recognised as a world leader – as we approach our tenth birthday next month, it shows that we continue to go from strength to strength.

I would like to thank all of the IDEAS staff and our supporters and friends across LSE  - as well as those far and wide - who have contributed through  their support and hard work to making IDEAS the world class think tank it has become"

LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik said:

"Congratulations to everyone at LSE IDEAS on this fantastic achievement.

This international recognition for work to influence policy taking place at the school is an important part of maintaining LSE's worldwide reputation for excellence and our mission to change the world by understanding the causes of things."

The Think Tank and Civil Societies Program Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is the largest, most comprehensive database of think tanks, comprising over 6,500 institutions in 179 countries since its inception in 1989.

IDEAS was first recognised in the TTCSP rankings in 2011, and has sustained its position amongst the top four university affiliated think tanks worldwide since then.

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