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LTI win Gold at Reimagine Education Awards

LSE's Learning Technology and Innovation have won the Overall Gold Award at the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2016.

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Phillips Machine finds new home at London's Science Museum

The Science Museum’s new Mathematics Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid, exhibits the Phillips Machine, an important part of LSE's heritage.

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LSE students awarded prestigious scholarships

Three LSE students have been selected from thousands of applicants to study for a year in China for a distinguished master’s programme.

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Charles Booth's London

To mark the 2016 centenary of Booth’s death, LSE has relaunched the website dedicated to Booth’s life and work as Charles Booth’s London.


LSE professors honoured for their contribution to politics

Professor Anne Phillips and Lord Nicholas Stern have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to politics, winning two major awards at the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s annual awards ceremony in Westminster.

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Former US Secretary of State George Shultz joins LSE IDEAS

George P. Shultz has been named as an Honorary Senior Associate of the LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project.

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LSE Health awarded major European grant for big data project

From January 2017, LSE Health will coordinate 36 organisations in a public-private consortium with a total budget of €7.2 million.

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LSE achieves 'First' in Green University League

Overall, LSE was ranked 14th in the table, climbing from 26th place in 2015, and places LSE second in London and second of the Russell Group universities.


The stories behind the LSE Research Festival winners

Winners of this year’s LSE Research Festival have been telling the fascinating stories behind their successful competition entries.


LSE tops civil service impact poll

LSE has come first in a survey of how research from Russell Group institutions influences work in the civil service.


Children worldwide gain benefits but face risks on the internet

A majority of children say they learn something new online at least every week, but large numbers still face risks online.


Changing role of private renting in Europe

New research published by LSE London suggests that economic pressures rather than government policies are changing the role of private renting across Europe.

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LSE alumnus Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 nobel peace prize

Colombian president and LSE alumnus Juan Manuel Santos has won the 2016 Nobel peace prize.


LSE academic wins Excellence in Planning Research award

Professor Christine Whitehead's contribution to research on planning obligations has been recognised by this year’s Excellence in Planning Research Award.


LSE academic shortlisted for higher education award

Professor Mike Savage has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2016 for outstanding research supervisor of the year.

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Mary Morgan appointed first Albert O. Hirschman Professor at LSE

LSE is delighted to announce Mary Morgan as the first Albert O. Hirschman Professor at LSE in honour of the great economist, historian, and political theorist.


Professor Livingstone appointed specialist adviser to House of Lords

Sonia Livingstone has been appointed as a specialist adviser to the Communications Committee enquiry into children on the internet.

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Fifi graduates with flying colours

“A meal for two at Nandos or a return trip to Milan?” It’s possibly the best copywriting line created at LSE for some time.

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LSE academic named BBC New Generation Thinker

Dr Christopher Kissane is one of ten winners of the New Generation Thinkers Scheme by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the BBC.

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LSE academic honoured by Royal Irish Academy

Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE Law, has been made a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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LSE presents architecture exhibition at Venice Biennale

LSE Cities’ have presented one of the three Special Projects featured at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice.

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Top European prize awarded to LSE academic

Dr Marta Entradas of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science has been awarded a European Young Researchers’ Award

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LSE academic honoured by Royal Geographical Society

Professor Michael Storper has been awarded a Royal Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in recognition of his scholarship and leadership in human and economic geography.

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LSE professor elected President of the Academy of Management

Dr Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, professor of organisational behaviour in the Department of Management, has been elected as President of the Academy of Management.

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LSE honours its volunteers in record-breaking year

Economics student Chris Fairley has been named LSE’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year for his “enormous contribution” to support both human and animal rights as well as his work to help create an AIDS-free world.

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LSE student appointed as UN Commissioner on Health

LSE postgraduate student Alaa Murabit has been appointed as a High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth by the United Nations.

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LSE ranked as a top university in Europe

LSE has climbed to sixth place in the Times Higher Education (THE) European University Top 200 Rankings, published today.

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New LSE report on Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

A new report from LSE shows the deep impact the displacement of Syrian refugees has had on Lebanon and makes a series of recommendations to help resolve the crisis.

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LSE experts present report on reducing conflict to EU (29 February 2016)

A team of experts from LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Unit have presented a new report to the European External Action Service, which outlines a new, more effective role for the EU in conflict-affected areas.

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Sonia Livingstone awarded honorary degree (25 February 2016)

Professor Livingstone of the Department of Media and Communications has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).


Sonia Livingstone contributes to government consultation on internet pornography regulation (16 February 2016)

Professor Sonia Livingstone has contributed to a specially convened expert panel for the Department of Media, Culture and Sport.

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Students score free trip to Bangkok to win top charity challenge prize (1 February 2016)

Last week LSE students raised over £5,000 for a charity challenge which saw one group of daring undergraduates secure free return flights to Thailand.

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LSE student appointed as UN ambassador on development (20 January 2016)

LSE postgraduate student Alaa Murabit has been appointed as a Sustainable Development Goal Advocate by the United Nations.


LSE alumna Dr Tsai Ing-wen elected as president of Taiwan (19 January 2016)

Former LSE student Dr Ing-wen Tsai, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, has become the president-elect of Taiwan.

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LSE graduates make the grade for prestigious scholarships (11 January 2016)

LSE graduates Shan Chande and Christian Fohrby have been announced as Schwarzman Scholars. Selected from thousands of applicants, they will be part of the inaugural class who will study for a year at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, Beijing.

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New Year Honours at LSE (5 January 2016)

LSE would like to congratulate all staff, former staff and alumni recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours.


Lord Nicholas Stern to chair national review of university research (16 December 2015)

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, will lead a UK-wide review to ensure future university research funding is allocated more efficiently and linked to widespread public impact.


LSE student wins medal for bravery during UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (2 December 2015)

Geoff Faraday, who is studying for a Masters in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, has been awarded the New Zealand Gallantry Star for his bravery during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.


LSE's impressive impact on Paris climate change summit (1 December 2015)

The far-reaching impact of LSE staff and alumni is being felt in Paris this week at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aims to achieve a binding and universal global agreement on climate.

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LSE statement on Palestine Society exhibition (30 November 2015)

LSE Statement on the exhibition held by the Students’ Union Palestine Society in the Saw Swee Hock building in October 2015.


LSE student wins top London award for her work with vulnerable youth (25 November 2015)

A 20-year-old LSE undergraduate law student, Temi Mwale, has been named London’s Young Person of the Year for her work to address youth violence and keep young people out of gangs.

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LSE Professor donates rare postcards (11 November 2015)

Professor Anita Prazmowska has donated a rare collection of postcards and letters which document a Warsaw family's struggle during the second world war to the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
Extra 1.5m homes needed in next five years, says LSE co-authored report (6 November 2015)

Research from Christine Whitehead, Professor of Housing at LSE London, has found that young people across the country are struggling to live independently because of the cost of housing.
Two LSE academics win top prize (3 November 2015)

Dr Laura Valentini and Dr Dominik Hangartner have been awarded Philip Leverhulme Prizes. The £100,000 award recognises researchers whose work has already gained international recognition.
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LSE appoints first Chief Operating Officer (29 October 2015)

LSE is delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Young has been appointed as the School’s first Chief Operating Officer. He will report to the Director of the School and become a member of the Director’s Management Team.


LSE comes top of civil service poll (29 October 2015)

Th UK civil service has rated LSE most influential in Russell Group, with an overall score of 9.7 out of 10. The Dods’ Higher Education Index surveyed 1,120 civil servants in September 2015.

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Professor Charlie Beckett joins parliamentary select committee (14 October 2015)

Professor Charlie Beckett has been appointed as special advisor on broadcasting to the House of Commons select committee for culture, media and sport.

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Professor Casey wins prestigious book award (2 October 2015)

Professor Steven Casey has won the 2015 Richard E. Neustadt Prize for his book, When Soldiers Fall: How Americans have Confronted Combat Casualties, from World War I to Afghanistan.

LSE academic advises Greek Debt Truth Committee (25 June 2015)

Dr Margot Salomon, LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Law Department, and Professor Olivier De Schutter of the University of Louvain, have prepared a legal brief for the Special Committee of the Hellenic Parliament on the audit of the Greek Debt (Debt Truth Committee).


LSE honours pioneering economists Sir William Arthur Lewis and Professor Timothy Besley (23 June 2015)

Professor Tim Besley is to become the inaugural Sir William Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE. The School has created the William Arthur Lewis Chair to mark the centenary of the Nobel Prize winner’s birth.


LSE GROUPS welcomes Imperial College students (23 June 2015)

Science undergraduates from Imperial College are joining forces with LSE undergraduates to conduct a unique series of research projects on the theme of social change in London, under the LSE/Imperial GROUPs 2015 programme. 

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Queen's Birthday Honours at LSE (16 June 2015) 

LSE would like to congratulate all staff, former staff and alumni recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015, including Dr Hong Lu from LSE's Confucius Institute for Business London (CIBL) who has received an Order of the British Empire (OBE). 


LSE shortlisted for Top Employers for Working Families Special Award (1 June 2015)

The London School of Economics and Political Science has been shortlisted for the annual Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards.

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LSE academic awarded 2015 European Award for Excellence in Teaching (20 May 2015)

Dr Shakuntala Banaji, a lecturer and programme director in LSE's Department of Media and Communications, has been awarded the fourth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 

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LSE experts debate 'American decline' (13 May 2015)

As part of the first ever LSE North America Forum, professors Mick Cox, Professor Danny Quah and Peter Trubowitz debate issues around the 

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Statement from LSE on the occupation of the Vera Anstey Room   (1 May 2015)

The occupation of the Vera Anstey Room has now ended.. 


LSE ranked best UK university for Economics and Media studies (29 April 2015)

LSE has been ranked the best place in the UK to study Economics and Media & Communications in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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LSE Fellow awarded BBC book prize (21 April 2015)

Dr Ruben Andersson has won the British Sociological Association/BBC Thinking Allowed (Radio 4) ethnography award for his book Illegality, Inc. Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe.


African-Caribbean teenage boys get a taste of university life at LSE (16 April 2015)

LSE hosted a cohort of 50 teenage boys from African and Caribbean backgrounds earlier this month in a bid to encourage more students from this sector into higher education. 


Westminster City Council resolves to grant Planning Permission for the largest LSE capital development project in its 120 year history (18 March 2015)

LSE's ‘Centre Buildings Redevelopment project’ will create a state of the art flexible and highly sustainable academic and teaching building.


Sparks will fly for 50 underprivileged students at LSE entrepreneurship conference (13 February 2015)

Fifty London students from underprivileged backgrounds will have the chance to rub shoulders with some of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs at the London School of Economics this month.

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Statement on LSESU Palestinian Society and Feminist Society Event (30 January 2015)

LSE statement on comments, reportedly made during an event organised by the LSESU Palestine Society and LSESU Feminist Society on Tuesday 27 January.

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Ulrich Beck  (6 January 2015)

Professor Craig Calhoun has paid tribute to the renowned sociologist and visiting professor at LSE who died on 1 January 2015.