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Major report reveals impact of devolution on patient care|

A major new report published today by the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation has found significant improvements in the quality of NHS patient care in all four UK countries since devolution.

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NHS will pay a high price for short-term mental health cuts, report warns|

A new economic report, published today by the charity Rethink Mental Illness and the London School of Economics, has found that investing in quality care and support for people with schizophrenia and psychosis, results in huge savings in the long-term.

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LSE launches new website to examine connections between Investment & Human Rights|

Where do human rights, fairness and justice intersect with economic globalisation?  The Investment & Human Rights Project is launching a free online resource aimed at improving understanding of the impact of investments on human rights. 


UK ninth most entrepreneurial economy globally|

The UK has slipped from sixth to ninth place in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).


How parenting style influences children's wellbeing|

Shouting at children when they misbehave, rather than reasoning with them, is more harmful to their overall behaviour, according to new research from LSE.

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LSE receives major gift to create new Southeast Asia Centre  |

LSE has received a significant donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock to establish a new interdisciplinary academic centre focused on Southeast Asia. 




LSE wins five sports premierships|

LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports in the London-based university league competition (LUSL) as well as jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league as a result of numerous promotions.

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LSE holds sixth Asia Forum in Kuala Lumpur|

The Sixth LSE Asia Forum brought together academics, policy makers, and figures from business and finance to discuss Asian development and how it relates to the rest of the world.

Rising inequalities not inevitable|

Increasing inequalities across some of the richest countries in the world are not inevitable according to findings from an international research project, which included a team of researchers from LSE.


LSE professor wins Ludwig Quidde Award for outstanding academic achievements|

Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance at LSE, has been awarded the Ludwig Quidde Award by the German Foundation for Peace Research. 

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Report calls for wellbeing to be at the heart of public policy design|

An independent commission has published its final report, co-authored by LSE Visiting Professor Gus O'Donnell and LSE Professor Lord Richard Layard (pictured), which recommends that government targets public policy-making at 'wellbeing', or life satisfaction, not simply economic growth.

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LSE statement on finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee on the making of "Panorama: North Korea Undercover"|

LSE response to the finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee on the making of “Panorama: North Korea Undercover”, and the apology sent to LSE by the BBC Executive.



New criminal offences proposed to protect hospital patients from gross negligence|

Hospital patients who have been subjected to gross mistreatment and appalling standards of healthcare will be protected by a new criminal offence of ‘wilful neglect’ under plans sanctioned by the UK Government.


Depressed employees cost European businesses £77 billion a year|

Employers need to take a more proactive approach to employees with depression in the wake of figures showing the illness now costs European workplaces an estimated £77 billion a year.


Eminent historian to be 2014-2015 Philippe Roman Chair at LSE IDEAS|

Pandemics, nuclear war and the global history of population control are among the issues explored by Professor Matthew Connelly, the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE.

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30,000 people with mental health problems lose social care as funding cut by £90million|

Since 2005, 30,000 people with mental health problems have lost their social care support, following a £90 million shortfall in funding due to cuts to local authority budgets, according to research by the Personal Social Services Research Unit, based at LSE.

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Recessions increase racial prejudice and inequality in the UK|

Periods of high unemployment see more people admitting to being racially prejudiced and ethnic minorities disproportionately suffering in the job market, according to research by LSE.



New research shows how technology squeezes middle skilled workers|

The rise of information and communication technologies has increased the demand for highly-skilled university-educated, workers at the expense of middle-skilled workers.

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Banding and ballots on the rise as schools seek fairer intakes|

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.

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Mayor's draft housing plans not a strategy for radical change|

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.

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Global acclaim for LSE subjects| 

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. 


New tool for participating in UK and EU policymaking on media issues|

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|

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.


'One size fits all' approach to global marketing a recipe for failure|

Major global brands are at risk of failing to win new customers from Eastern countries because they don’t take into account key cultural differences when marketing their products, new research has found.


LSE wins Green University award|

People and Planet have given LSE the “Student and Staff Engagement Award” for its excellent and innovative work in promoting sustainability. 


Universities stand to benefit in recessions, new research shows|

 New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science shows that universities across the world actually benefit during recessions, wielding far greater recruiting power to attract talented graduates compared to the private sector.


Preventive measures – how youngsters avoid online risks|

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, a new report has found.


Smartphones and tablets offer children more online opportunities, but expose them to more risks|

This is one of the findings of a new report from Net Children Go Mobile, a research project co-ordinated by LSE published on Safer Internet Day. 


More jobs, better jobs, needed to tackle poverty in cities|

Good jobs - and plenty of them - are the most important factor in reducing poverty in the UK's cities, according to a new report released today co-authored by LSE academics.


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