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LSE's first Summer School in China

For the first time, LSE is offering a selection of its renowned Summer School courses in China.

The courses will be run in partnership with the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University from 16 August to 3 September 2004, but taught exclusively by LSE staff.

Based on regular undergraduate programmes taught at LSE, the courses are full-time, intensive and challenging. They are on Business Analysis and Valuation, Financial Markets, Financial Econometrics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Management and Decision Making.

Around 2,000 students attend LSE Summer Schools in London every year. These three week programmes have developed significantly since their launch in 1989, and now attract students from more than 62 countries, including America, Spain and India.

The China Summer Schools, however, are a new departure - part of LSE's broader aims to build on existing research and alumni connections and enhance intellectual links and teaching reputation in China, and Asia as a whole.

Dr John Board, convener of the LSE Summer School programme, said: 'We are delighted to be offering this selection of flagship courses from our London programme in Peking. It is a step into a new market but one we are confident will attract interest.'

The deadline for applying to the courses is 15 July. 

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Contact Elizabeth Aitken, tel: 020 7955 7439 or LSE Summer School, email: summer.school@lse.ac.uk| or tel: 020 7955 6758.

Notes:

The British Council recently published Vision 2020: Forecasting International Student Mobility with demand for UK education rising fastest in Asia. The number of international students seeking higher education places in the main English speaking countries is forecast to increase from about 1 million in 2003, to 1.5 million in 2010 and then to 2.6 million by 2020.

29 April 2004

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