The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is unique in the United Kingdom in its concentration of teaching and research across a full range of the social, political and economic sciences.
Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the LSE is one of the largest colleges within the University of London and has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence both nationally and internationally. But this is an unusual UK university. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the United Kingdom and other countries within the European Union, but also countries of every continent.
LSE is located in the centre of London, which is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. There are well-established resident communities of people from almost every nation, ethnic and cultural group in the world.
Our prime location, in the heart of London is less than a mile from the legal, financial and business centres of Europe lending the School a dynamic and "real world" feel.
Our identity and character are closely linked with London. This benefits the School in many ways, not least because we enjoy relationships with national and international government institutions and ministries, whose headquarters are based here. We also provide a unique forum for debate - every week sees a speaker attending the School tackling a contemporary issue.
The LSE is one college of the University of London. Founded in 1836, the University of London is a federation of Colleges and Institutes which together provide an unparalleled choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, continuing professional development and advanced research. For more information please refer to the University of London's website.
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