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Research innovation

LSE’s distinct and impactful research happens because we transcend disciplinary, regional and organisational boundaries and bring together experts working in different fields.

Your support will enable us to bring insights from different fields of inquiry together to tackle society’s most pressing issues.

LSE is committed to developing knowledge through innovative social science, and to working with policymakers and the broader public in using that knowledge to make a better world. Our academics work together to pioneer novel approaches to issues that affect billions of people around the world. Our research includes areas such as climate change and sustainability, economic and social inequality, health and well-being, peace, security and human rights, the protection and empowerment of the vulnerable, and the governance and regulation of business practices, financial systems and markets.

Throughout our history, donors have helped us to bring insights from different fields of inquiry together to tackle society’s most pressing issues. In a world in which the scale, complexity and interconnectedness of challenges are constantly increasing, your support will enable us to develop the ways that social science research is brought to bear on issues that are as human and personal as they are extensive and wide-ranging.

Your philanthropy could play a pivotal role in:

  • leveraging LSE’s intellectual capacity to champion high-priority, interdisciplinary research
  • advancing the work of our world-leading departments and inter- and multidisciplinary institutes and research centres
  • developing innovative and impactful methodology and research techniques such as data science and behavioural science, that expand the boundaries of inquiry
  • creating platforms and partnerships through which we can directly engage with policy advisers , policy makers and politicians.

LSE impact is about bringing together scholars, practitioners, activists, policymakers and students from across a spectrum of disciplines to develop strategies that address issues of global concern.

Professor Christine Chinkin
Director, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE