The School's collaborative activities include:
Double degree programmes are offered in conjunction with a partner institution. They are normally of two years duration with students studying one year at LSE and one year at the partner institution. In some cases all students start at the same institution and move to the second; in others students may start at either institution. Upon successful completion of a double degree programme, a student is awarded the Masters degree or equivalent of both institutions. An authoritative list of double degree programmes can be found in the School's Graduate Prospectus.
Joint degree programmes are offered jointly with one or more partner institution(s). Upon successful completion of the programme, the student receives a single degree, which is awarded jointly by LSE and the partner institution(s). An authoritative list of joint degree programmes can be found in the School's Graduate Prospectus.
Other opportunities to combine a degree programme at LSE with study at another institution. These schemes typically involve the studying of two separate degrees successively, which allow the student to obtain both qualifications in a shorter period when combined together. An authoritative list of these opportunities can be found in the School's Graduate Prospectus.
The LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, China has been jointly delivered by LSE and Peking University each year since 2004. All courses are taught in English by internationally renowned specialists in fields such as Economics, Finance, International Relations, Law and Management. The 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School will run from 11-22 August 2014. For more information click here.
The Executive Public Policy Training Programme (EPPTP) in Beijing for senior Chinese civil servants has been taught and supervised by academics from LSE, Peking University, Columbia University (New York) and Sciences Po (Paris) was launched in 2006. The 2013 programme ran from 27 May - 26 July 2013. For the 2012 EPPTP brochure (PDF document) click here.
PhD Student Exchanges
PhD Student Exchange programmes have been established between corresponding academic departments at LSE and at another university (or suitable organisation). These exchanges offer students an opportunity to visit another institution, to benefit from additional research resources (archival and advisory) and to introduce them to the academic culture and professional contacts of the other country. An authoritative list of exchange programmes is being prepared and will be accessible from this page soon.
Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014-15
Funded PhD Mobility bursaries for LSE PhD students
to conduct research at
Columbia University (New York),
the National University of Singapore,
Sciences Po (Paris)
the University of Cape Town
Applications are invited from LSE PhD students for a Partnership mobility bursary to visit one of LSE's five institutional partner institutions in 14/15 in order to work informally with an advisor on their PhD thesis, research and/or on related publications and presentations, and to attend conferences and workshops both at the host institution and within the wider regional/national academic community.
LSE will provide financial support in the form of a bursary of £2,500 to LSE students to visit one of the above listed partner institutions, with no more than two bursaries available for any one institution. For the candidates visiting Sciences Po, the £2,500 includes any funding available through Erasmus schemes. The bursary, which will be paid in two instalments, is intended to contribute to the expenses of the participating LSE student, including those relating to travel, accommodation, living, educational materials and/or other education-related costs.
Students registered for PhD studies at any LSE department and who have already been upgraded to full doctoral student status are eligible to apply. Each visit should be a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 3 months in duration.
Full details about the 2014-15 Partnership Mobility Bursaries, including application procedures and selection criteria, are available here. To submit your application, please also include the Key Information Cover Sheet.
Any further enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
The deadline for submitting complete applications including references will be: midday on Tuesday 13 May 2014
For Peking University only: visits should not normally start before October 2014, but if you wish to apply for a visit beginning in August or September this year, the deadline for notifying Academic Partnerships is earlier, on Monday 31 March
For an overview of Partnership PhD mobility awards and applications by department since 2008-09 please click here.
To learn more about the 10 candidates who were awarded Partnership PhD mobility bursaries in 2013-14, please click here.
Professor Liu Wei, Executive Vice President of Peking University, gave a public lecture at LSE on 21 November 2013 entitled "Innovation: transforming China's economic development" chaired by LSE Pro-Director Professor Paul Kelly.
As part of the Africa Talks series, Adama Samassékou, the founder and former president of the African Academy of Languages, will give the Steve Biko Memorial Lecture Europe at LSE on 24 October 2013 entitled “The Social-Cultural Foundation of the 21st Century New Pan-Africanist Consciousness” a topic which marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity.
Professor Danny Quah, Kuwait Professor of Economics and International Development at the LSE, gave the 2013 LSE-NUS Public Lecture: "Managing No One's World: In Whose Interest?" on Wednesday 03 April 2013 in the the Shaw Foundation Building at the National University of Singapore.
Professor John Coatsworth, provost and professor of international and public affairs and of history at Columbia University gave the most recent LSE-Columbia University public lecture on 22 January 2013 at LSE. Prof Coatsworth talked about The Foreign Policy Dilemmas of the US Administration in the Next Four Years.
As part of the LSE-NUS joint lecture series, Professor Henry Wai-chung Yeung gave a lecture at LSE on 26 January 2012 discussing From Regional to Global Players: The Emergence of Asian Firms in the Global Economy to explain how a number of leading business firms from the Asian newly industrialized economies (NIEs) of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan are embedded into global production networks and have become major players in their respective market niches.
Dr Max Price, vice chancellor of the University of Cape Town, held the inaugural LSE-UCT partnership lecture at LSE in October 2011 entitled: Is South Africa More Equal Today Than When Apartheid Ended in 1994? For further information, please click here.
In January 2011 a group of LSE Master's and PhD students participated for the third year running in the "New World, New Capitalism" Symposium held in Paris, hosted by the French Minister for Industry, Energy and Digital Economy, to participate in the discussions around the event's core theme of 'Regulation, Solidarity, Growth'. For further information, please click here.
The Inaugural LSE-NUS Public Lecture was hosted by NUS' Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) on March 25th 2011 with Professor Stuart Corbridge, Pro-Director of the LSE, delivering his lecture on 'Good and Bad Inequalities: Or, When and Why Did India Take Off and Who Has Benefitted?' For further information, click here.
Howard Davies, former LSE Director, delivered the recent Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture at the University of Cape Town in April 2011 and discussed The Financial Crisis - Who is to blame? For further information, click here.
Word Economic Forum on Africa, 2011, Cape Town – LSE and the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted a joint 'ideas lab' on the topic of "Sustaining Africa's Growth Path" at the WEF on 6 May 2011. LSE fielded Thandika Mkandawire and John Page of the International Growth Centre. UCT fielded Prof Edgar Pieterse, Director of the Africa Centre for Cities, and Prof Nicoli Nattrass of the Department of Economics who specialises in health economics. UCT vice-chancellor and principal Max Price introduced the event and the audience joined in lively discussion with the panel after their presentations.
Reciprocal guest lectures between Columbia University and LSE were held in 2010. In February, Columbia University president Lee Bollinger delivered the POLIS Public lecture at LSE which explored the meaning of freedom of the press in our globalised, internet-dominated era. Former LSE Director Howard Davies spoke on the fall and rise of central banking at Columbia's World Leaders Forum in October. Both events served to raise the profile of this partnership and the opportunities it represents among staff and students on both sides.
The LSE Asia Forum is a series of high profile conferences organised by LSE in Asia over recent years. It is an important and very public part of the School's strategy to enhance its long standing relationship with the rapidly developing Asian region. The 4th LSE Asia Forum took place in Singapore in April 2008 followed by the 5th LSE Asia Forum held in Beijing in March 2010. LSE is pleased to announce that the 6th LSE Asia Forum will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 3 April 2014. For more information click here.
The 4th Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) Conference and launch of the Global Policy journal was held on the LSE campus on 22 March 2010. The theme of the one-day conference was "Global Challenges: Global Impact". Speakers and participants explored challenging issues about The Future of Multilateralism, the World Economy and Economic Growth and Climate change: post-Copenhagen.
For more information click here.