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Enterprise LSE and Duke Corporate Education Inc. to provide joint business education

Enterprise LSE - the London School of Economics and Political Science's commercial subsidiary - and Duke Corporate Education Inc. have announced a joint venture to provide specialised custom corporate education aimed at businesses throughout the world.

The venture will draw on Duke Corporate Education for a business focus and on the academic resources of LSE for a geo-political and economic focus. It will be named 'Duke Corporate Education and Enterprise LSE' and will formally begin its work when an office is opened in mid-July at LSE.

Blair Sheppard, chief executive officer of Duke Corporate Education, said: 'This venture brings together the strengths of two groups of world-class educators who will provide highly tailored corporate learning solutions. LSE is the leading social sciences institution in the world. Together, we will offer an unparalleled range of expertise across the fields of management, political science, and social sciences.'

Professor Anthony Giddens, Director of LSE, said: 'Duke Corporate Education's pre-eminence in designing and delivering tailored corporate learning along with Enterprise LSE's access to world leading research in social and political sciences will prove to be a powerful combination. The joint venture will enable the two organisations to provide robust programmes to meet increasingly complex global business problems.'

Enterprise LSE chairman Keith Mackrell said: 'Our partnership with Duke Corporate Education will both complement and enhance Enterprise LSE's executive education offering. Duke Corporate Education's excellence in customised executive education will assist us in delivering tremendous value to our clients in Europe and across the world.'

Client inquiries related to the joint venture should be directed towards Tim Last at DukeCE@lse.ac.uk| 

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Contact:

  • Jim Gray, Duke, on tel: + 1 919 660-2935
  • Simon Flemington, Enterprise LSE, on tel: 020 7955 7128

Notes:

Enterprise LSE was established in 1993 by LSE to enable and facilitate commercial application of its expertise and intellectual resources. A wholly owned subsidiary of the School, it provides a professional interface between the academic community and business. It offers open and tailored executive education programmes as well as consultancy services. For more information on Enterprise LSE, click here|

Formed in July 2000 by Duke University's Fuqua School of Business as a stand-alone corporation, Duke Corporate Education has grown to a staff of 71 academic and business professionals. It generates revenues of more than $23 million (approx. 14 million GBP or 19.6 million Euros). It has taught corporate employees at all levels (executives, mid-level employees, and entry-level managers) in 30 countries on six continents. It is currently ranked by the Financial Times as the No. 1 provider of customized executive education in the world. Combined with the open-enrolment, non-degree unit at Fuqua, the newspaper's survey ranks Duke as the No. 2 overall executive educator in the world. For more information on Duke Corporate Education, click here|

Updated 25 June 2003

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