Teaching and research excellence

Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2010.

LSE has a tradition of ensuring teaching and research are complementary activities that contribute significantly to the overall LSE experience. Maintaining LSE's reputation as a world leading social sciences university demands consistent investment in the best faculty, who are then given the academic freedom to innovate and provide a memorable learning experience for all LSE students.

The Annual Fund and American Fund for LSE help the School to push the boundaries of teaching and research excellence through support of a range of projects. These include:

Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

The Annual Fund provided seed funding to help establish this ground-breaking initiative which focuses on increasing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war. The Centre, the first of its kind in Europe, is a leading academic space at LSE for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world.

Generation Brexit 

The Annual Fund has also provided seed funding for the European Institute’s Generation Brexit research project which is gathering young people’s attitudes towards Brexit in order to ensure their proper representation in the process. The project is a way of crowd-sourcing ideas and opinions from young people using an online social media platform. More information the research project here.