2015/2016

Impact archive   

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2015/2016.

Alumnus Del Singh remembered through new LSE scholarship

The Del Singh Foundation is generously funding a new MSc scholarship at LSE. The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship will cover tuition fees and living costs to support one student in the next academic year (2016/17) on any post-graduate course at the School’s European Institute, with preference given to students from war zones/conflict affected areas.

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'A very natural act': alumnus gives back to the Department that equipped him with life skills

An LSE alumnus has decided to give back to the Department that equipped him with the ‘life skill of critical thinking’ by establishing a scholarship for postgraduate students who wish to follow in his footsteps. 

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Endowed chair in action: Professor Paul De Grauwe

Professor Paul De Grauwe is the John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy within the European Institute, established and endowed in 2011 through a £2.5 million gift from the Paulson Family Foundation, the charitable arm of the US-based investment management firm Paulson & Co founded by John Paulson.

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Pears Foundation support facilitates Holy Land trip

Generous support from the Pears Foundation has enabled LSE’s Faith Centre to take a group of students on a trip to the Holy Land this year. Eighteen students travelled with LSE Chaplain, Revd Dr James Walters, with the objective of improving participants’ understanding of the complexities of the Israel/Palestine conflict, while also encouraging students to consider how their religious commitments could be a resource for peacemaking and conflict resolution.

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

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has awarded LSE £565,000 for its International Inequalities Institute (III) for a three-year programme to investigate the links between poverty and inequalities. 

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LSE partners with NAFIN to establish new visiting fellow programme in the Latin America and Caribbean Centre

The new LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC), in association with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, has appointed Emilio Garmendia, pictured, as the first NAFIN Visiting Fellow. Starting in September 2016 (Michaelmas term), Emilio will conduct research into financial instruments and mechanisms for green financing.

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Martin Lewis OBE helps to launch the LSE 1895 Society

Alumni and friends celebrating the formal launch of LSE’s 1895 Society in April were treated to an engaging conversation between alumnus Martin Lewis OBE (BSc Government 1994) and LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun.

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New grant from Rockefeller Foundation helps LSE assist Sierra Leone's Ebola response

The Rockefeller Foundation has renewed its longstanding philanthropic support of LSE through a gift of $900,000 towards the International Growth Centre (IGC), supporting the Centre’s collaboration with the government of Sierra Leone in revising their national strategic plan for a community health workforce.

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Research Fund established in memory of Ludwig M Lachmann

An endowed research fund has been established at the School, in honour of Professor Ludwig M Lachmann (MSc Economics 1935), in accordance with the wishes of his late wife Margot Lachmann. 

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Standard Bank giving exceeds £1million as it seeks to empower new generation of African leaders

With its latest gift establishing the Standard Bank Africa, Derek Cooper Scholarships, Standard Bank become one of the latest donors to be listed on LSE’s Benefactors’ Board. 

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Syrian scholar to benefit from new philanthropic scholarship

A young person resident in Syria, or who has left the country due to being impacted by the current conflict, will be given the opportunity to study at LSE in 2016/17 thanks to a new scholarship set up through the generous support of Jusoor and the LSE Scholars at Risk initiative. 

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