News archive 2012
LSE research supports major report on NHS funding (3 December 2012)
Spending on social care and continuing health care for older people will increase from from £9.3 billion in 2010 to £12.7 billion in 2022, according to new research from LSE's Personal Social Services Research Unit.
''Catch up' strategies for developing countries (28 November 2012)
The dynamic economic growth of China and other large emerging markets provides an unprecedented opportunity for industrialisation and growth in Africa and other low income countries, according to a paper in the November issue of the LSE journal Global Policy.
Working for a divorce (13 November 2012)
An increased risk of divorce encourages women to work longer hours outside the home according to new research from LSE.
LSE launches major recruitment drive (24 October 2012)
LSE has launched a major recruitment drive to appoint leading scholars to 20 new faculty positions. In all, the School plans to invest £15 million over the next five years in academic faculty.
High Rise Hope (19 October 2012)
A pioneering study on a West London high rise estate could provide the blueprint for taking millions of UK householders out of fuel poverty.
A job in itself (17 October 2012)
The task faced by young unemployed people looking for work is highlighted by LSE research in a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Internet safety improving for children in the UK finds new report (16 October 2012)
No one-size fits all solution for children's internet safety state academics, who publish new recommendations on how to keep European children safe online.
Illegitimate and ineffective G20 should be replaced (10 September 2012)
The G20 should to be replaced by a legitimate and effective global economic governing body, according to new research in the September issue of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences’ journal Global Policy.
President Clinton speaks at LSE (11 July 2012)
President Bill Clinton joined actor and humanitarian Ashley Judd at LSE to mark the tenth anniversary of the Clinton Foundation.
Burma's voice of freedom speaks at LSE (19 June 2012)
Democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at LSE of how justice and democracy go hand in hand during her first visit to the UK in 24 years.
Eileen Munro on Child Protection Reforms (22 May 2012)
In a new progress report for the Government, Eileen Munro has said that a “culture change” was underway in the child protection system but there is an urgent need to now accelerate reforms.
Minimum wage now lower than eight years ago (17 April 2012)
This year’s planned increase in the national minimum wage will leave it lower than it was in 2004 after inflation is taken into account, according to a new report by LSE professor Alan Manning.
New app to help voters decide (16 April 2012)
A new online tool to help voters decide who to vote for in the London Mayoral elections has been developed at LSE.
LSE achieves BREEAM Outstanding rating for New Students' Centre (27 February 2012)
LSE's £24 million New Students' Centre has achieved a BREEAM design rating of Outstanding, becoming only the 17th building worldwide, the first in higher education in London and the second in higher education to achieve such a high standard of sustainability.
The DNA of human rights (24 February 2012)
'What are human rights and where do they come from?', asks Professor Conor Gearty in the latest Burning Issue lecture.
Competition between NHS hospitals improves efficiency (20 February 2012)
A new LSE study finds that competition between NHS hospitals improves efficiency and saves money, but allowing them to compete against private providers has not produced the same positive outcomes.
'Is it possible to kill out of care?' (16 February 2012)
In a humane society, should it be legal to help those who are suffering terribly to end their lives? Professor Emily Jackson tackles this provocative issue in the latest Burning Issue lecture.
All nations should have a say in running space (6 February 2012)
Oversight of near-earth orbit would be best achieved by a forum of all countries with a stake in its use and not only the space-faring nations, a new article suggests.