LSE has climbed to second in the world for social sciences, according to the latest global university league table.
The 2013/14 QS World University rankings placed LSE just behind Harvard for social science and management faculty area, rising two places since last year.
The latest overall rankings also rated LSE as the fourth best university in terms of employer reputation and fourth for its international student body.
Commenting on the results, Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE said:
“It is great to see that LSE continues to be recognised as a truly world-class social science institution, and that so many employers share this view.
Of course, no rankings can fully capture everything a university like LSE has to offer. The priority for the School is to continue to produce the very best research and teaching that tackles real-world problems.”
The School was ranked at 68 in the overall table, a rise in one place from last year. Although QS recognise the difficulty of comparing specialised universities like LSE with those that cover a wider range of fields, the methodology of the main ranking tends to favour institutions with science, engineering and medicine departments.