LSE and Peking University

LSE and Peking University| are two of the world's leading institutions for teaching and research. We have been working together successfully to deliver a range of collaborative activities, including:

 LSE-PKU Double Master's Degree in International Affairs

The LSE-Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs| was launched in 2006/07. The first year is spent studying the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific Region at the School of International Studies at Peking University. The second year is spent studying the theory and history of global international relations at LSE.

LSE PKU Double Master's Degree in Public Administration and Government

The LSE–PKU Double Degree in Public Administration and Government| started in 2011/12.  The first year is spent at the School of Government at Peking University, with a focus on public policy and administration in China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent studying public policy and administration at LSE.  See also LSE – PKU Double Degree in Public Administration and Government|

LSE-Peking University Summer School

The LSE-Peking University Summer School| was launched in 2004. Taking place over two weeks in Beijing, it provides a unique opportunity for students to study in English a range of courses with a Chinese and/or Asian dimension. The 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School will run from 11-22 August 2014.  For more information, click here|.

Executive Training Programme

First launched in 2006, an Executive Public Policy Training Programme (EPPTP) for senior Chinese civil servants is held in Beijing each year. It is taught and supervised by academics from Peking University, LSE, Columbia University and Sciences Po. The EPPTP is designed to provide senior Chinese civil servants with an opportunity to develop the additional functional expertise, strategic perspectives, and public policy management tools that they require to operate effectively in a changing public policy environment. To access the 2012 EPPTP brochure (PDF document) click here|.


LSE and Peking University were amongst the 21 EU and Chinese partners comprising the BIONET| Consortium. Funded by the European Commission, they examined the challenges facing the ethical governance of research in the life sciences and biomedicine in China and the EU. LSE BIOS| (which closed at the end of 2011) was an international centre for research and policy on social aspects of the life sciences and biomedicine. Peking University Health Science Centre| is one of the leading institutions of medical education in China and is recognised as such both at home and abroad.


From 19-25 June 2011 a group of 35 LSE Undergraduate Students in their second or final year with a specific interest in China participated in a one-week residential course in Beijing held at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management.  The one-week programme, exclusive to LSE students, provided an introduction to the economy, history and culture of China. It allowed participants to understand the uniqueness of Chinese markets, organisations and social structures and enabled them to identify marketing and business opportunities in China.