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LSE statement on socially responsible investment review

LSE has approved a series of recommendations to strengthen its socially responsible investment policy.

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Past performance plays minor role in CEO selection

An individual's past performance plays a minor role in headhunters' decisions concerning which candidates to put forward for CEO positions in major non-financial firms, according to new LSE research 


LSE Health broadens engagement with China

LSE Health has announced a range of new initiatives with Chinese partners across academia and government, including a collaboration with the School of Public Health at Fudan University to explore issues of policy reform in China’s developing health-care system, joint research with Peking University, and a Sino-European forum on food and medicine quality.    


Male Oxbridge-educated barristers from London chambers still more likely to become QCs despite major reforms

Male Oxbridge-educated junior barristers from London-based chambers are still far more likely to become QCs despite major reform to the appointments system in 2004, according to a new LSE study.

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Indian students to visit LSE as part of Ambedkar anniversary

A delegation of Indian students researching social injustice and issuesrelating to the social reformer and architect of the Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar, will visit LSE as part of celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s birth.

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Six design teams shortlisted for Paul Marshall Building

Six architectural companies have been shortlisted to submit designs for the redevelopment of LSE’s new Paul Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.


Transparency, big data and international coonewsAndMedia land-mid-image-textperation at the heart of Korean health system success

A transparent system, data analysis and active international cooperation are at the heart of Korea’s successes in health system development said Dr Myongsei Sohn, President of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA), at a public lecture at LSE.


LSE Cities celebrates ten years of Urban Age

The world's most respected climate change economist, Nicholas Stern, world-leading architect Norman Foster, and the recently appointed Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, Andrew Adonis, are among the speakers who will contribute to a series of debates at LSE to mark a decade of the Urban Age project. 

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New flat rate state pension will lead to benefit cuts for some groups

A new report involving LSE academics has found that low earning renters stasnd to lose the most from planned reforms to state pensions and long-term care if they are not protected.


LSE report will help insurance sector manage climate change risks

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has released the findings of a five-year research project tracking the impact of climate change on the insurance sector.


LSE Diplomacy Commission warns of crisis of confidence for Britain's foreign policy

The UK has become increasingly insular, with a succession of governments shying away from significant foreign policy engagements. As a result, reports the LSE Diplomacy Commission, British foreign policy lacks a clear purpose and suffers from an incoherent approach to the distribution of resources.

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New grant from Rockefeller Foundation to boost the International Growth Centre's work to strengthen Sierra Leone's national health system

A new US $900,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation will support the IGC's partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone to build a more resilient national health system in the wake of the Ebola crisis.

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Peter Sutherland appointed Professor in Practice at LSE

Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative for International Migration and former Chair of LSE's Court and Council, returns to the School as a Professor in Practice in the Institute of Global Affairs.


New LSE Housing Academy for social landlords launched

A new LSE Housing Academy will help housing associations remain viable businesses while supporting tenants during a period of austerity.


Government regulation and industry practices stalling drug development finds new report

The majority of new medicines entering the market offer few clinical advantages over existing alternatives according to a new analysis article published in the British Medical Journal. The study concludes that both government and industry practices are responsible for the innovation deficit in the pharmaceutical sector. 


Regular brisk walking is best exercise for keeping weight down, says LSE research

People who regularly go for brisk walks are more likely to be slimmer than those who regularly go to the gym, according to new LSE research.


Joseph Rowntree Foundation and LSE partnership to investigate link between poverty and inequalities

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is delighted to have been awarded £565,000 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) for a three-year programme to investigate the links between poverty and inequalities.


Britain needs a new approach to class if inequalities are to be addressed

This is one of the calls made in a new book by academics from LSE, The University of Manchester and University of York. Social Class in the 21st Century,  charts the rise of a new class system in Britain and examines why existing thinking about class, which tends to focus on the divide between middle and working classes, is outdated.


Irish Drugs Minister to announce radical shift in Irish drug policy at LSE event

Aodhán O’Ríordáin (pictured), Irish Minister of State for National Drugs Strategy, will use his keynote speech at an event at LSE to announce plans to change laws to allow medically supervised injecting centres and a policy shift towards decriminalising the consumption of heroin, cocaine and cannabis.


Anti-smoking messages can backfire and make it harder for people to quit

New evidence released by LSE shows that public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit.

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UK's first Digital Exclusion Heatmap launched

A new online mapping tool, co-produced by LSE, shows people in Wales are more likely to be excluded from the digital world than those in London, Scotland or East Anglia.


Gender inequality is rife and "trivialised" finds LSE Commission

Radical change is required to make significant progress in closing the inequality gap, according to LSE's Commission on Gender Inequality and Power.


Heavy drinkers and drugs users underestimate their levels of consumption compared to others'

Heavy drinkers and users of illegal drugs downplay their relative levels of consumption, when comparing themselves to others, reveals research by LSE and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

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LSE recommendations behind UK government's new Infrastructure Commission

The UK government’s new Infrastructure Commission, unveiled at the 2015 Conservative Party Conference, was one of the key recommendations of the LSE Growth Commission.


Up to £1/2 million of scholarships for refugees at LSE

LSE is significantly increasing the funding available for scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees, in response to the on-going international crisis.

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Poor children in London get better grades than those outside due to improvements in the capital's schools

A dramatic difference in GCSE grades achieved by poor children in London compared to their peers outside the capital is due to improvements in the city's schools, says new CASE research.

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LSE opens new PhD Academy to nurture next generation of leaders

A new PhD Academy opened at LSE today provides doctoral students with a specially designed space that includes a common room, a teaching room and central services all in one location for the first time in the School’s 120-year history.

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LSE announces 'Paul Marshall Building'

LSE launches a new architectural design competition as it announces the 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields site will be known as the Paul Marshall Building, in recognition of the unprecedented donation by the philanthropist and financier. 


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