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Re-imaging Rio - LSE launches design competition to address 'respect' in Rio de Janeiro

A competition challenging residents, artists, activists, performers and others to design ways a space in Rio de Janeiro could be improved so as to promote respect has been launched by LSE's Theatrum Mundi.

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Simplify setting up cohousing communities say housing experts

It should be made easier for groups to set up their own co-housing communities says a new report.

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Migration does not slow rate of ageing population

Different levels of migration have not led to different rates of population ageing within the UK population, new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found.

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Greater freedom for overqualified employees can improve performance

Overqualified workers will improve their performance and wellbeing if they have greater freedom within their role.

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Remaining in EU is 'least risky option' say experts

A report launched at LSE a fortnight out from the June 23 referendum warns that a Brexit would be ‘largely a leap into the unknown’.

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Leaving the EU poses 'critical threat' to NHS

Britain’s withdrawal from the EU would negatively impact the NHS in a number of ways, a new briefing report has said.

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LSE partners with University of Chicago to create global health programme

LSE and the University of Chicago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming to create the world’s first transatlantic partnership in global health policy and economics.


LSE to launch 20-year programme funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies to support leaders tackling inequalities

Please note the report findings are not the view of LSE as an institution but the collective findings of 11 hearings involving  politicians, business people, economists, public officials, journalists, trade unions, etc. LSE academics just convened the hearings.

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LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security appoints New Visiting Professors in Practice

Jane Connors, Lord Hague, Angelina Jolie Pitt and Madeleine Rees to contribute to new MSc programme in Women, Peace and Security, the first of its kind internationally.  

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New brain-training tool to help people cut drinking

Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at LSE, has set up a free and confidential online tool to help people who want to cut down on alcohol.

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New LSE book on the transformation of post-industrial European cities

Anne Power’s new book, Cities for a Small Continent, collects compelling evidence from seven archetypal industrial cities across Europe that were the power-houses of the industrial revolution. She argues that far from being “clapped out”, “jobless, poor and dirty” they are stuffed with assets that can be recycled and reused.

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Tackling inequalities in the lighting of towns and cities

The way that urban spaces, such as social housing estates, are lit reinforce the increasing levels of inequality faced by cities says a new report by the Configuring Light research programme, based at LSE.


Private renting policy changes will challenge landlords

Tax increases for private landlords will drive some small landlords out of the sector, while others will try to pass the costs on to their tenants, stretching household budgets and putting homeownership further out of reach.

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LSE research shows significant social return on investment for London regeneration project

One of the UK’s largest providers of social housing has published the results of a report carried out by LSE to assess the impact of a £140m regeneration programme at Rayners Lane, a former council owned estate in the London Borough of Harrow.

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Huge investment in cancer drugs leads to £14 billion net benefit for UK patients

The UK has more than doubled its spending on cancer drugs over the past decade, leading to a £14 billion (2014 GBP) net economic benefit in terms of increased life outcomes for cancer patients, according to new research published today by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Surge in female political candidates in May UK elections

New research from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows a rise of more than 10 percentage points in the proportion of female candidates for some of May’s elections, but gains in elected representatives are likely to be more modest.


New LSE book dissects 'selective austerity' since the crisis

A new LSE book offers an authoritative, evidence-based analysis of the impact government policies have had on inequality and on delivery of services such as health, education, adult social care, housing and employment since the 2008 recession.

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LSE reveals winner of their latest RIBA design competition for The Paul Marshall Building

Dublin based practice Grafton Architects have been selected as the winners of the competition to design 44 Lincoln’s Inn fields/the Paul Marshall Building.

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Why German chefs are awarded more Michelin stars than British chefs

Restaurants in Germany are awarded significantly more Michelin stars than those in Britain due to a greater emphasis on industry training and apprenticeships.


LSE launches video series relating to EU referendum

LSE has launched a 10-week video series featuring expert comment from the School’s academics on a wide range of issues relating to the EU referendum on 23 June.


The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK

Leaving the European Union would reduce flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK by more than a fifth, damaging productivity and lowering people’s incomes, according to new research released today by LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). 

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New approach needed to maximise tax take in low-income countries

Developing country policymakers and the international institutions that advise them should not default to using the same tax policies that work in high-income countries, according to a new paper from IGC.

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The secrets to job satisfaction? Time and change

Job satisfaction increases as people get older but – paradoxically – declines the longer they stay in a job according to new research forthcoming in the Journal of Management.


Examining the relationship between political systems and state punitiveness

Democratic states are not necessarily less punitive than their non-democratic counterparts, according to a new LSE study.

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Workplace stress can change our personalities

Negative workplace experiences can lead to changes in our personality, new research from LSE has revealed.

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Social housing tenants depend on money from friends, family and neighbours to make ends meet

Two-thirds of social housing tenants needed financial help from friends, family and neighbours to make ends meet, according to a new study from LSE.

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Consumers are being misled by food imitating products, new study finds

A new study led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has prompted calls for design changes to chemical products which resemble drink shapes.

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LSE study shows better teachers mean happier and higher-achieving pupils

Good teachers don’t just help children learn more: they also help them to become happier. That is one of the findings of LSE researcher Dr Sarah Fleche, presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference in Brighton this week.

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Gains in life expectancy hide premature deaths among white High School Graduates

Modest gains in life expectancy among white high school-educated Americans obscure the fact that, in contrast to their more highly educated peers, significant numbers are increasingly dying young, reveals research from LSE.

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LSE ranked top in UK for Accounting, Media Studies, Economics and Social Policy

The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject also show eight subjects at LSE are ranked in the world’s top five. 


New book throws light on university-educated Islamist extremists

Islamist radicals born and educated in Muslim countries are 17 times more likely to have an engineering qualification than the general population in these countries. The finding is published this week in a new book being launched at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Engineers of Jihad

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LSE marks 70th milestone of UK birth study

The National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), developed after World War Two with support from the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) at LSE, celebrated a milestone last week.

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LSE ranked as a top university in Europe

LSE has climbed to sixth place in the Times Higher Education European University Top 200 Rankings.


Governments may have deliberately allowed migrants to permeate borders, says new LSE research

Border controls which allow migrants to bypass them may have been part of a deliberate policy to boost domestic economies and garner party-political support, according to new LSE research.


Migrant entrepreneurs generate vital employment opportunities in deprived areas

Research by LSE has highlighted the important role played by migrant entrepreneurs in socially and economically deprived parts of UK cities.

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RIBA and LSE reveal competition designs for The Paul Marshall Building

LSE has revealed designs from the six architects shortlisted for its next major building project: 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields/The Paul Marshall Building. 


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