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Academic faculty and research

LSE’s academic faculty combines the highest standards of intellectual rigour and independence with wider contributions to society, including the development of policy in public, private and voluntary sectors.

Notable individuals from LSE’s history include Lord Beveridge, a former director and architect of the British welfare state, Friedrich von Hayek, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, and Sir Karl Popper, author of The Open Society. This tradition is maintained through the work of prominent academics such as Professor Lord Layard, a British Economist best known for his work on Wellbeing, Conor Gearty, a leading professor of human rights law and Professor Lord Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change.

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Through helping to fund research, you enable academics across the full spectrum of the social science to utilise their world-class expertise to engage with and address the evolving challenges of society.

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