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LSE throws Chrisann a lifeline to avoid 10-year wait to study law| (28 October 2014)

LSE scholarship helps Chrisann Jarrett sidestep a UK law that would have barred her from higher education for 10 years.


LSE Director announces Global Health Initiative| (1 October 2014)

LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun has announced the formation of a new School-wide Global Health Initiative.


Taste of university life leads to full-time experience for 23 new students| (21 August 2014)

LSE will welcome 23 new undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds in October as part of its ongoing commitment to make university education more accessible.


Saw Swee Hock shortlisted in four categories for the prestigious Brick Awards 2014| (18 August 2014)

LSE's new Student Centre has received nominations in four categories at this year's Brick Awards.

Peter Hall

Professor Sir Peter Hall| (1 August 2014)

The influential urban planner and former lecturer in LSE’s Department of Geography has died, aged 82.

John Van Reenen

Professor John Van Reenen jointly awarded the 2014 EIB Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research| (28 July 2014)

Professor John Van Reenen, Department of Economics and Centre for Economic Performance, has received the 'Outstanding Contribution Award' from the European Investment Bank Institute.


Sir Richard MacCormac| (28 July 2014)

Sir Richard MacCormac, the award-winning architect who played an important role in designing the modern LSE campus, has died aged 75. 


'Too Young to Wed' exhibition opens at LSE| (24 July 2014)

The acclaimed photographic exhibition ‘Too Young to Wed’ has officially arrived at LSE.


LSE students win second place in prestigious mooting competition| (14 July 2014)

Two LSE students have won second place in the Oxford University Press and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-14.

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LSE Library completes Swords into Ploughshares catalogue project| (2 July 2014)

LSE Library has completed a major cataloguing project, opening up archives of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Fellowship of Reconciliation: London Union (FOR).


LSE Fellow wins award for innovative research| (18 June 2014)

Dr Frank-Borge Wietzke has received the 2014 Weber Award for the best paper in religion and politics presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.


Queen's Birthday Honours at LSE  | (16 June 2014)

LSE staff, Governors and alumni are recognised in the latest round of honours.


LSE professor elected President of the International Economic Association| (10 June 2014)

Professor Tim Besley of LSE's Department of Economics has been elected President of the International Economic Association.


Classic red phone boxes solve modern dilemma for mobile users| (6 June 2014)

London’s disused red phone boxes will be given a new lease of life thanks to a novel idea by two enterprising LSE students.

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LSE Director on his memories of Tiananmen Square| (5 June 2014)

Professor Craig Calhoun was working as an academic in Beijing during the suppression of the pro-democracy protests 25 years ago. He shared his thoughts about the time with BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking.


LSE media professor wins major journalism award| (5 June 2014)

A paper analysing the digital reportage of the Haiti Earthquake and Arab Spring has won LSE professor Lilie Chouliaraki the Journalism Studies Outstanding Article of the Year award.


LSE seed funding changes lives in Africa| (2 June 2014)

A £3000 grant from LSE’s Entrepreneurship program has helped improve the lives of a group of under-nourished Malawian prisoners battling HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and scabies.


Fifi adds several layers to her LSE degree to enrich learning experience| (30 May 2014)

Undergraduate student Fifi Kara demonstrates why LSE is not just about getting a formal degree - it's about embracing all learning opportunities.


Tips for LSE entrepreneurs| (27 May 2014)

Dr Aleksi Aaltonen, a Visiting Fellow in LSE's Department of Management, provides some tips for LSE's entrepreneurially-minded students.


Important announcement regarding LSE Guerrillas| (23 May 2014)

Read an urgent announcement by Conor Gearty about an event on Wednesday 28 May.



LSE Conduct Costs Project moves to New City Agenda| (19 May 2014)

the LSE Conduct Costs Project will be transferring its activities to New City Agenda, a new forum set up by Lord McFall, David Davis and Lord Sharkey to provide fresh thinking on issues relating to financial services 


Spiritual desert theme for LSE's new Faith Centre window| (12 May 2014)

A stained glass window commissioned for LSE’s new Faith Centre and designed by the President of the Royal Academy, Christopher Le Brun, will be formally dedicated by the Bishop of London on Monday 12 May.


LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre named RIBA London Building of the Year| (7 May 2014)

SAW, the first new building commissioned by LSE in over 40 years, has won the RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2014. The award is presented to a building that demonstrates exceptional quality and innovative architecture within the capital. 

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Nicholas Stern elected as Fellow of the Royal Society  | (7 May 2014)

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE, and President of the British Academy, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the national academy of science in the UK.


LSE wins five sports premierships| (4 April 2014)

LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports in the London-based university league competition (LUSL) as well as jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league as a result of numerous promotions.


LSE professor wins Ludwig Quidde Award for outstanding academic achievements| (25 March 2014)

Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance at LSE, has been awarded the Ludwig Quidde Award by the German Foundation for Peace Research.

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LSE statement on finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee| (17 March 2014)

LSE response to the finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee on the making of “Panorama: North Korea Undercover”, and the apology sent to LSE by the BBC Executive.


Avision 'pays it forward' in student tutoring scheme| (14 March 2014)

Nineteen-year-old Avision Ho has spent all his life in Lewisham, south east London, and was educated in the state school system. Neither one of his parents attended university but were desperate for their son to benefit from educational opportunities they never enjoyed themselves, growing up in China and Hong Kong.


LSE offers new executive courses this summer| (6 March 2014)

Short courses targeted at global executives who are dealing with emerging new challenges in business are being offered by the London School of Economics and Political Science this summer.


Volunteering sums up Leyla's approach to life| (21 February 2014)

At 21 years of age, Leyla Mahirah Nor has a CV that most of us would be proud of and she hasn’t even graduated yet. The second-year LSE Actuarial Science student is combining her academic studies with a range of voluntary activities that span cooking to gardening, running, tutoring and wildlife preservation – all in the space of 18 months.

John Van Reenen

LSE professor shortlisted for Chartered Management Institute Articles of the Year award| (19 February 2014)

An article co-written by Professor John Van Reenen, Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, has been shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Management Articles of the Year awards.

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Ten Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries awarded for 2013-14| (17 February 2014)

Ten LSE postgraduate students have been given the opportunity to spend two to three months at one of LSE’s five institutional partner institutions in 2013-14 through the School’s Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries scheme.


LSE's finest athletes named sporting ambassadors for 2014| (28 January 2014)

 LSE has expanded its Sports Ambassadors programme to nurture some of the country’s finest young athletes in their quest for sporting glory.


LSE Sustainable Projects Fund nominated for Guardian University Awards| (16 December 2013)

LSE’s Sustainable Projects Fund (SPF) has been nominated for a 2014 Guardian University Award. LSE is one of three universities shortlisted in the Sustainability Project category.

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Professor Lord Nicholas Stern receives award for outstanding climate science communication| (12 December 2013) 

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, has won the 2013 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.


Incident at LGBT Pride Week Stall| (3 December 2013)

An incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at the LSESU LGBT Alliance’s stall on Houghton Street.

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LSE students Sleep Out for Spires| (28 November 2013)

Around 20 LSE students will brave the winter conditions tonight in a 24 hour Sleep Out organised by the LSE Students’ Union RAG (Raising and Giving) society.


LSE academics honoured by the Political Studies Association| (27 November 2013)

Two LSE academics, Professor Patrick Dunleavy and Dr Jean-Paul Faguet, have been honoured for their work in political science at the Political Studies Association annual awards ceremony.


LSE appoints new Pro-Director for Research and Vice-Chair of the Appointments Committee| (21 November 2013)

Professor Julia Black, Department of Law, has been appointed as the Pro-Director for Research and Professor Eric Neumayer, Department of Geography and Environment, has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Appointments Committee. Both posts start on 1 January 2014.

Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox appointed as Foreign Office Expert Adviser| (14 November 2013)

Michael Cox, Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations, has been appointed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘Diplomatic Excellence External Panel.’

Pollinate Energy

LSE student's energy project awarded United Nations Momentum for Change award| (12 November 2013)

Pollinate Energy, a social business co-founded by LSE student Katerina Kimmorley, has been named as a Lighthouse Activity under the 2013 United Nations Momentum for Change Awards.

Nick Byrne

Nick Byrne appointed to Advisory Board for British Academy project| (7 November 2013)

Nick Byrne, Director of the LSE Language Centre, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the British Academy project 'Born Global - Rethinking Language Policy for 21st Century Britain'.


LSE academic joins Bill Clinton on Rockerfeller Foundation's Resilient Cities judging panel| (30 October 2013)

LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett joins former presidents Bill Clinton and Olusegun Obsanjo and Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain on the Rockerfeller Foundation’s Resilient Cities judging panel.

Susan Scholefield

LSE School Secretary appointed to the Competition Service| (18 October 2013)

Susan Scholefield, LSE School Secretary, has been appointed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as Non-Executive Member to the Competition Service.

Janet Yellen © Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

From LSE to the Chair of the Federal Reserve| (9 October 2013)

Professor Janet Yellen, a former lecturer in the Department of Economics, has been nominated to be the next Chair of the US Federal Reserve.  Professor Yellen, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, has recently accepted an invitation from LSE to receive the award of an Honorary Doctorate of the School.

Hult Prize

LSE students' social enterprise company shortlisted for prestigious Hult Prize 2013| (24 September 2013)

A team of students from LSE are among the runners up for the prestigious Hult Prize 2013 for their social enterprise initiative, SokoText. The team, two of whom are recent graduates, conceived of SokoText while studying at LSE.

Kevin Featherstone

LSE academic awarded Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic| (18 September 2013)

Professor Kevin Featherstone has been bestowed the award of Commander, Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic. The award was presented to Professor Featherstone by H.E. Mr Konstantinos Bikas, Ambassador of Greece, on Tuesday 17 September.

Decentralization and Popular Democracy

LSE academic awarded W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize for 2013| (12 September 2013)

Dr Jean-Paul Faguet, Reader in the Political Economy of Development, has been awarded the 2013 W.J.M Mackenzie Book Prize for his book Decentralization and Popular Democracy: governance from below in Bolivia.

Linda Mulcahy

LSE professor becomes Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences| (9 September 2013)

Linda Mulcahy, Professor of Law at LSE, has become an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase: 1910-2013| (4 September 2013)

Professor Ronald Coase, the Nobel Prize winning economist and former LSE student and member of staff, has died.

Arne Westad in China

'A new government - a changing China?' ask experts at this year's LSE China Conference| (21 August 2013)

LSE held its third annual LSE China Conference, and its fourth Beijing-based LSE graduation ceremony, on Thursday 15 August in Beijing, China.

Dorothee Wierling

Dorothee Wierling becomes Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2013-14| (25 July 2013)

Dr Dorothee Wierling, Deputy Director of the Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg, has been appointed Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2013-14 in the International History Department.


LSE academic gives evidence to Political and Constitutional Reform Committee| (18 July 2013)

Professor Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Co-Director of Democratic Audit at LSE, has given evidence to Parliament’s Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.

Ollie Cook

LSE student ambassador for sport wins rowing world cup for Great Britain| (25 June 2013)

Ollie Cook, an LSE Sports Ambassador, was one of the eight men team who won a thrilling race at the World Cup this weekend for Great Britain.

Paul Kelly

LSE extends Chevening visiting scholarship and MSc scholarship programmes| (18 June 2013)

LSE, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) signed Memorandums of Understanding extending two joint LSE-MFA-FCO programmes this week.

Richard Murphy

LSE academic commended by ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize awards| (3 June 2013)

LSE academic Richard Murphy, has been awarded second place by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in its Celebrating Impact Prize Awards.

Bianca Nobilo

LSE student nominated for NUS/Student Hubs award| (6 February 2013)

Bianca Nobilo has been shortlisted for an NUS/Student Hubs volunteering award, for her work educating young people about the risk of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and the importance of keeping a healthy heart while at school and university.


LSE Professor awarded honorary doctorate| (28 January 2013)

Professor Michael Power, a professor of accounting and director of the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Uppsala University in Sweden. 

Dr Mahaveer Golechha

LSE student amongst world's top Alzheimer's Young Scientists| (16 January 2013)

LSE student Dr Mahaveer Golechha has been selected for the prestigious Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s 'Young Investigator Scholarship Award'.

Christian List

LSE academic awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship| (10 January 2013)

Professor Christian List has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship from October 2013 to September 2016.