Representatives from the London School of Economics and Political Science are visiting China during February and March, as part of British Council activities to promote UK education.
LSE had 53 students from China, the majority postgraduates, studying in the heart of London during the 1998-99 academic year.
Anna Debska, LSE's Student Recruitment Officer, and colleagues will be attending the British Council education exhibitions in Beijing and Shanghai to talk to potential LSE students.
In addition, LSE will be organising two small meetings in Shanghai - one with LSE alumni, and one with prospective social science students attending the exhibition - with the aim of gathering information on perceptions of LSE and requirements of potential students. These meetings will provide important input into the development of LSE's links with China.
She said: 'As an international university, this visit enables LSE to show our continued commitment to Chinese students.We can also introduce our new MSc programmes in Media and Communications, Global Market Economics, and Public Financial Policy.'
'These kinds of Masters programmes are the way forward in terms of international scholarship. As one of Britain's leading research institutions, it is crucial that LSE continues to attract the finest international students world-wide.'
Anna will be in Beijing from February 25 to March 1, attending the Education UK 2000 exhibition at the China World Trade Centre. From March 3 to 6 she will be in Shanghai, attending the Education UK 2000 exhibition at the Shanghai International Convention Centre.
For further information or press interviews contact Anna Debska from February 25 to March 1 at the China World Hotel on Tel: 6505 2266, or from March 3 to 6 at the Shanghai International Convention Centre Hotel on Tel: 5879 2727.
LSE has more than 6,500 full-time students, from the UK and more than 140 countries worldwide. LSE was ranked second after Cambridge for the quality of its research in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise of UK universities. LSE alumni and former staff include seven Nobel Prize winners for Economics. The current LSE Director is Professor Anthony Giddens, sociologist and author of The Third Way.
17 February 2000