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Summer School in Beijing

The fourth year of the LSE-Peking University Summer School began on Monday 13 August in Beijing. Over 185 students from almost 40 countries are attending the programme.

The Summer School runs for two weeks with all teaching in English. Students choose a single designated course from a range of six options in economics, finance, management, law and international relations, and study intensively, with around six hours of lectures and seminar per day.

LSE Professors Michael Cox and Arne Westad, co-directors of the Cold War Studies Centre, and Professor Francis Snyder, Centennial Professor in the Law Department are the core teaching faculty from LSE on the programme. Professor Snyder also serves as academic director for the programme.

The LSE-PKU Summer School was launched in 2003 with 62 students attending the first year, taking courses in economics, finance and management. Over the following years, the programme has grown steadily, with the addition of courses in law and international relations, and further courses specialising on China's economic and political rise in the world order.

LSE Director Howard Davies said: 'The School is delighted with the start of the fourth year of the Summer School in Beijing. The programme continues to expand year-on-year. It is an excellent opportunity for students from China and around the globe to analyse and understand the major economic, social and political challenges facing the world today. LSE and Peking University faculty also strongly benefit from the intellectual interchange. We look forward to the continuing success of the programme.'

For full details on the LSE-Peking University Summer School, and the courses and academics involved, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPKUProgramme/| 

For further information on LSE China projects, email Dr Brendan Smith at b.p.smith1@lse.ac.uk| or see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEChina/|

For further information on LSE's academic partnerships, contact Dr Catherine Manthorpe on c.manthorpe@lse.ac.uk| or Dr Gabi Lombardo on g.lombardo@lse.ac.uk|

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14 August 2007

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