The latest press releases from LSE
New survey shows university buildings matter to students (16 December 2013)
Over a third of students have rejected a university due to the quality of its buildings and lack of facilities, according to research led by the LSE Estates Division and the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF).
Tough choices for a troubled Euro (12 December 2013)
The euro should either be dismantled in an orderly way or the leading members should do what is necessary to make it growth-and employment-friendly as fast as possible, argues Professor Christopher Pissarides.
EU Enlargement Isn't Working (26 November 2013)
The Eurozone crisis, enlargement fatigue within EU states and a loss of confidence in the European project have put EU enlargement in peril, according to a new report from LSE IDEAS.
Policing for a better Britain (25 November 2013)
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) should be abolished and replaced by a new system, an independent review of policing in England and Wales has recommended.
Squabbling meerkats make better decisions (25 November 2013)
Conflicting interests within a group can lead to better collective decisions - if you're a social animal such as a meerkat - according to new research by a team of political scientists and biologists from LSE and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
Many Brazilian children are going online without adult guidance (25 November 2013)
More than two-thirds of Brazilian children surveyed for the first comprehensive study into Brazilian children's online experiences believe they know more about the internet than their parents or guardians, a new report reveals.
Bin-less Homes, Nanoscopic Robots and Ultrasonic Baths (22 November 2013)
A new report from LSE and Veolia Environnment envisages the home of the future with nanoscopic robots sorting materials, self-cleaning bathrooms and ultrasonic baths.
Fewer English MPs able to play the 'born and bred' card (14 November 2013)
English MPs able to play the “born and bred” card to woo potential voters are a relatively rare breed, with new statistics revealing that less than half of them are born in the regions they represent.
How can Europe keep spearheading the fight against climate change? (12 November 2013)
How successful is Europe in fighting climate change? Can it live up to its role as an international pioneer? What challenges will Europe and its member states face in the future?
Mobile phones the new 'social robots' for five billion users (11 November 2013)
Who do we turn to first in moments of joy, sorrow, loneliness, crisis, boredom and daily life? It used to be our spouse, partner, family or best friend. Now, according to the London School of Economics and Political Science, it is our mobile phone.
LSE Director awarded honorary doctorate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (8 November 2013)
Professor Craig Calhoun has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam as part of the university’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
The future of the Census (1 November 2013)
Professor Chris Skinner, Head of LSE’s Department of Statistics, has led an independent review of the methodology underlying the options for the future of the Census, on behalf of the Office for National Statistics.
England's social classes slow to evolve (29 October 2013)
New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science shows that the class structure in England is evolving far more slowly than previously believed.
Home workers "happier and more productive" (3 October 2013)
Employees who work from home are more productive than their office-bound colleagues because they are less distracted, grateful for the flexibility and the time they save on commuting is ploughed back into work.
Ethnic minorities targeted in 'stop and search' drug policing (22 August 2013)
A report launched by LSE and Release today shows that drug policing is dominating stop and search, that much of this activity is focused on low level drug possession offences, and that black and Asian people are being disproportionately targeted.
New flood insurance scheme ignores climate change risks (19 August 2013)
A proposed new scheme for flood insurance in the UK may not be sustainable because the impacts of climate change have not been taken into account, according to a policy paper published today by the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE.
LSE access programmes help open the doors to success (19 August 2013)
A record number of students who attended LSE access programmes in 2012-13 will be enrolling at the School in October.
LSE Library launches The Women's Library @ LSE Online (18 August 2013)
The Women’s Library @ LSE Online provides a timeline of 155 items relating to women’s history, as well as digital access to rare books, print and archival material from the 16th century to the present day.
Can solar energy help save Greece? (16 August 2013)
Renewable energy programs, particularly solar, may provide part of the answer to Greece’s debt crisis if the public can be won over, according to new research from LSE and Durham University.
Tenth LSE-PKU Summer School Underway (14 August 2013)
The tenth-annual LSE-PKU Summer School began on Monday 12th August as over 300 participants from around 50 different countries gathered in Peking University’s spectacular Sunshine Hall for the programme’s official opening ceremony.
Rise in Student Satisfaction at LSE (13 August 2013)
The results of the 2013 National Student Survey have been published and LSE has posted its best ever results with an overall satisfaction level of 88 per cent.
Parental responses to children's online risks differ across Europe (22 July 2013)
New research on children’s online risk and parenting practices across Europe reveals that a potentially negative pattern is developing in some countries that either limits children’s engagement or does not prevent risk of harm.
Dr Amy Gutmann becomes LSE Honorary Fellow (18 July 2013)
Dr Amy Gutmann (pictured), President of the University of Pennsylvania, has been made an Honorary Fellow of LSE. She was awarded the Honorary Fellowship by LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun at a School graduation ceremony
Complaints about nuisance calls tripled in two years (18 July 2013)
Nuisance calls in the UK have been growing at an alarming rate and the regulations designed to protect consumers from them are failing to halt the rise, according to a new report from the LSE Media Policy Project.
Senior appointments made at LSE-based International Growth Centre (18 July 2013)
Dr Jonathan Leape (pictured) has been appointed as Executive Director of the International Growth Centre. He will start his new position on 1 September. Dr Ibrahim Stevens has been appointed as Country Programme Director and will start on 1 August.
LSE's access agreement approved by OFFA (11 July 2013)
LSE is set to be one of England’s biggest university spenders on student outreach and bursaries, as a proportion of its fee income, according to access agreements released by the Office for Fair Access.
First Ever LSE-UCT July School Begins(11 July 2013)
The first ever LSE-UCT July School got underway on Monday 1 July as around 100 participants from 30 countries converged on the University of Cape Town’s campus near Table Mountain.
How can we get clean and affordable energy for all? (11 July 2013)
Kyoto Protocol-type policy has had no noticeable effect on reducing humanity's carbon footprint, but we can still hope for a high energy, low-carbon economy in which clean, safe and affordable energy is available to all, a new report argues.
Statin use linked to few side effects (10 July 2013)
Statins - the popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs used widely to prevent recurrent heart disease and a first event - appear to cause few side effects, according to new research.
Museums out of touch when catering for people with disabilities of sight (1 July 2013)
British museums are putting too much focus on touch based exhibitions, an academic from LSE has argued. They should, instead, be using a mix of visual, non-visual and enhanced visual media to provide a truly inclusive experience for many visitors with disabilities of sight.
Emerging global powers present new challenges for Africa (21 June 2013)
Emerging global powers are turning their attention to Africa, forging new trade deals and investing heavily in the continent in the wake of a resources boom and a widening consumer class, according to LSE IDEAS.
Sea and sun equal happiness (20 June 2013)
Spending time by the sea is one of the keys to happiness, according to a ground-breaking study employing mobile technology to track people’s wellbeing in different environments.
Queen's Birthday Honours for LSE (17 June 2013)
Four of LSE’s leading academics have had their expertise and service rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Professors Hills, Metcalf and Pissarides have been knighted and Professor Rees has been awarded a Damehood.
Public policy towards wealth gap 'incoherent and contradictory' (22 May 2013)
Official figures show that the top tenth of households owned 850 times the total wealth of the bottom tenth in 2008-10, if pension rights are added in. Yet the results of a three year research programme presented in a new book by LSE academics finds that tax, benefit, care, housing, and education policies are inconsistent and fail to narrow the wealth gap.
LSE comes top in London (29 April 2013)
The Complete University Guide 2014 has ranked LSE as the top university in the capital and third best UK university overall.
Building up a nest egg? A divorce might be on the cards... (29 April, 2013)
Couples tend to save significantly more as the risk of divorce increases according to new research by LSE, published in the latest edition of The Journal of Human Resources.
New report on cost of reforms to long-term care and support (24 April 2013)
A new report from LSE and UEA projects that the government’s proposals to reform long-term care and support would add £2 billion to public expenditure by 2030.
Survey charts emergence of new class system (4 April 2013)
The traditional view of a Britain made up of working, middle and upper class people is no longer accurate, according to one of the largest studies of its kind. The Great British Class Survey has charted the emergence of a new class system comprising seven groups in Britain.
UK invests £51million in International Growth Centre (27 March 2013)
The UK government has this week announced a major £51million investment to the International Growth Centre (IGC) to enable it to expand its work to Myanmar, Liberia and Nigeria.
Exploring the Challenges for Growth – LSE Director visits China (27 March 2013)
Professor Craig Calhoun made his first visit to China, as LSE Director, on a three day trip to Beijing and Shanghai from 20-22 March.
Global crisis far from over warns Bank of England governor (26 March 2013)
Sir Mervyn King (pictured), governor of the Bank of England, joined Dr Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, and other eminent experts and policymakers to discuss the global financial crisis in a public event at LSE last night (Monday 25 March).
Too much blame placed on popular prejudices against rape victims for low conviction rates (25 March 2013)
Rape law reformers who have failed in their efforts to significantly increase the number of convictions are placing too much blame on the role of popular prejudices against rape victims.
US planning system driven by powerful property owners (18 March 2013)
Strict planning regulations in US cities, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, are partly driven by powerful property owners protecting their own interests, rather than by considerations about quality of life only, says new research.
Award winning historian appointed as next Philippe Roman Chair at LSE (13 March 2013)
Historian and award-winning author Professor Timothy Snyder will take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2013-14.
LSE Announces Cape Town July School (6 March 2013)
LSE and the University of Cape Town have announced the launch of the inaugural LSE-UCT July School.
LSE continues to climb the world reputation rankings (5 March 2013)
LSE has risen to 25th in the third annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
EU commitment needed on preventing mass atrocities (4 March 2013)
The EU needs to strengthen its commitment and tools to prevent mass atrocities, such as those perpetrated in Syria, according to a new report by the Task Force on the EU Prevention of Mass Atrocities which was Co-chaired by Professor Karen E. Smith.
UK's Democratic Audit moves to LSE (4 March 2013)
One of Britain's leading NGOs tracking the health of democracy, human rights and freedoms in an evidence-based way is moving to the London School of Economics and Political Science.
LSE100 recognised in Teaching Excellence award (28 February 2013)
LSE100 has been named runner-up in the Teaching Excellence category at the inaugural Guardian University Awards.
LSE launches major green growth research programme in India (25 February 2013)
Experts from LSE are to work with research partners in Karnataka for green growth in the Indian state of Karnataka.
LSE to launch major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India (19 February 2013)
LSE is to develop its highly regarded relationship with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai to establish a major research programme on gender equality.
LSE announces new India postgraduate scholarships (19 February 2013)
The School has announced 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students. The LSE India Scholarships will enable students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting in 2013.
LSE Cities receives major grant to launch new Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities (14 February 2013)
LSE has been awarded a grant of US$900,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a major new initiative within LSE Cities exploring the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities.
LSE Announces New Undergraduate Fees and Bursaries for 2014-15 (13 February 2013)
LSE Council has approved a graduate repayment of £9,000 per year with increased cash bursaries for low-income students and an increase in funding for outreach activities.
Guatemala proposal to reconfigure United Nations' Security Council announced at LSE event (12 February 2013)
Guatemalan foreign minister Fernando Carerra has launched a proposal to reconfigure the United Nations’ Security Council at an event hosted by LSE IDEAS, a think tank at the LSE this week.
LSE's fifth annual literary festival: 'Branching out' (12 February 2013)
LSE's fifth literary festival is taking place this year from Tuesday 26 February to Saturday 2 March.
Video-sharing sites top the ranking of risky online platforms for children (5 February 2013)
Video-sharing sites like YouTube are considered by children to be more risky than any other online platform, with pornography and violent content topping the list of their concerns about use of the web. These are among the findings of a report launched on Safer Internet Day 2013.
Queen awards Regius professorship in economics to LSE (31 January 2013)
The government has announced that LSE will be one of 12 universities to have the prestigious title of Regius Professor bestowed upon it by The Queen to mark the Diamond Jubilee, with the creation of a new Regius Professor in Economics.
LSE Commission calls for a new focus on investment for future prosperity (31 January 2013)
Skills, infrastructure and innovation are the essential drivers of the productivity growth on which the UK’s future prosperity depends says LSE Growth Commission report.
LSE IDEAS ranked among world's most influential think tanks (30 January 2013)
LSE IDEAS is one of the top 50 think tanks in the world according to the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program's 2012 league tables.
Swiss direct democracy results in widespread discrimination against immigrants (30 January 2013)
Immigrants from Turkey and former Yugoslavia applying for citizenship in Switzerland were ten times more likely to be rejected than similar applicants from Southern or richer European countries under its system of direct democracy, according to new LSE research.
Net Children Go Mobile - new European project launches (29 January 2013)
A new European research project, Net Children Go Mobile, has launched to examine children’s online experiences through mobile media.
New research exposes scale of government's social care crisis for disabled people (17 January 2013)
The report, The Other Care Crisis, brings together a number of strands of analysis, including economic modelling from Dr Jose-Luis Fernandes, deputy director of PSSRU at LSE.
New Centre for Macroeconomics launched at LSE (16 January 2013)
A new Centre for Macroeconomics will bring together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it.