The latest press releases from LSE
LSE's reputation continues to rise (6 March 2014)
LSE has risen to 24th in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, representing a year-on-year rise for the School since the rankings were first set up.
New research shows how technology squeezes middle skilled workers (6 March 2014)
The rise of information and communication technologies (ICT) has increased the demand for highly-skilled, university-educated workers at the expense of middle-skilled workers.
Banding and ballots on the rise as schools seek fairer intakes (27 February 2014)
A small but growing number of schools, mainly sponsored academies, are using ability banding or random allocation (ballots) as part of their admissions criteria, according to new research by LSE on behalf of the Sutton Trust.
Global acclaim for LSE subjects (26 February 2014)
The QS World University Rankings by Subject place LSE as one the top three places in the world to study Geography, Politics and International Relations, Media and Communications, Accounting and Economics.
Mayor's draft housing plans not a strategy for radical change (26 February 2014)
Despite the Mayor of London’s draft plan to increase the supply of housing in the city being called a ‘strategy’, it lacks the strategic approach necessary to bring about the required radical change according to academics from LSE and other housing experts.
New tool for participating in UK and EU policymaking on media issues (25 February 2014)
Just over a year after the Leveson Report laid bare the complex web of relationships between politicians and the media, a new website offering a free and accessible way to participate in the decisions politicians make about the media has been unveiled by LSE.
LSE Library launches First World War digital exhibition as Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014 begins (24 February 2014)
To mark the start of LSE’s Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014, LSE Library has launched WW1 @ LSE: a common cause, an online exhibition featuring a selection of digital images related to the First World War.
LSE wins Green University award (21 February 2014)
People and Planet have given LSE the “Student and Staff Engagement Award” for its excellent and innovative work in promoting sustainability.
Preventive measures – how youngsters avoid online risks (11 February 2014)
Children’s perceptions of online risks and problematic situations may greatly differ from those of adults, with the line between positive and negative online experiences being very thin. This can lead to teenagers participating in risky pursuits, such as sharing sexual pictures with friends, researchers have found.
LSE leads £15 million consortium to improve social care practices (3 February 2014)
LSE's Professor Martin Knapp has been reappointed Director of the School for Social Care Research (SSCR), which has been awarded a second, five-year term following a £15 million funding injection from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
What can popular media teach academics about poverty and development? (27 January 2014)
What can the critically acclaimed television show The Wire teach us about development and poverty? Are popular novels Half of a Yellow Sun and The Quiet American contributing to a wider understanding of social deprivation? Can we learn more from novels, films and television shows than academic studies? These are some of the questions explored in a new book.