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Congratulations to executive education partner Duke Corporate Education

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Duke Corporate Education, a subsidiary of Duke University in North Carolina, has been ranked No.1 in custom executive education by the Financial Times for the third year in a row.

In their press release, the company's chief executive officer Blair Sheppard acknowledged the role of LSE in this achievement; 'We are also proud to share this honor with LSE, our partner in the United Kingdom, as that relationship has been instrumental to our success in Europe.'

Enterprise LSE - the School's commercial subsidiary - and Duke Corporate Education Inc. began a joint venture in July 2003, to provide specialised custom corporate education aimed at businesses throughout the world.

The venture draws on Duke Corporate Education for a business focus and on the academic resources of LSE for a geo-political and economic focus. Since that time the joint venture has developed a prestigious and fast growing client list and has assisted organisations on subjects from 'competition in the global economy' to 'leadership for financial specialists'.

Duke Corporate Education's clients include: ABB, AstraZeneca, Centrica, ConocoPhillips, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, HSBC, IBM, Ingersoll-Rand, Lafarge, Lehman Brothers, Merck, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rio Tinto, Siemens and Shell.

LSE Director Howard Davies said:' It is a unique achievement to be rated number one for three consecutive years and it is a credit to the service Duke CE provides. LSE is proud to have been able to contribute to the success story in Europe.'

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16 May 2005