Around LSE 2011 archive

Euro piece

Astute analyst of Europe's financial crisis takes up Paulson chair at LSE

A world-leading economist who predicted the present financial crisis engulfing Europe will be the first holder of the John Paulson chair in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Muhammad Yunus

LSE to award Nobel Prize winner an Honorary Degree (1 November 2011)

LSE is to award Professor Muhammad Yunus an Honorary Degree at a special ceremony on Thursday 24 November. Following the ceremony, Professor Yunus will mark the occasion by delivering a lecture to staff and students, entitled 'Social Business: to solve society's most pressing problems'.

World as a puzzle

Stimulating economic growth in develping countries the focus of this year's International Growth Week (26 September 2011)

Top policy-makers and researchers from Africa and South Asia joined leading Western experts at LSE last week for this year's International Growth Week.

Effective Course Evaluation

LSE good practice highlighted in report on effective course evaluation (1 September 2011)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been singled out for its best practice in a new research report into the issues facing HE institutions in gaining and implementing student feedback on courses. 

Vyacheslav Polonski

LSE student shortlisted in the first Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards (21 July 2011)

Vyacheslav Polonski, a BSc Management student and LSE Stelios scholar, has been recognised for his outstanding entrepreneurial business ideas at the first ever Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Widening Participation

LSE wins 'Best Widening Participation Programme' award (5 July 2011)

LSE has won an award for the 'Best Widening Participation Programme' for encouraging inner-city students to go to university. A special award ceremony took place on Friday 1 July at the House of Lords.

Jon Adams

Dr Jon Adams named a New Generation Thinker for 2011 (28 June 2011)

LSE's Dr Jon Adams has been announced as one of ten winners of the New Generation Thinkers Scheme by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3.


LSE research on hospital competition is referenced in prime minister’s speech on the NHS (9 June 2011)

'Does Hospital Competition Save Lives? Evidence from the English NHS Patient Choice Reforms' was authored by Dr Zack Cooper, Dr Stephen Gibbons, Dr Simon Jones and Professor Alistair McGuire.

World as a puzzle

LSE academics contribute to UK National Ecosystem Assessment report (8 June 2011)

LSE have contributed to a new report, the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA), which reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy.

Professor Christopher Pissarides - Nobel winner

Cyprus gives LSE professor the stamp of approval (8 June 2011)

New stamps to honour Nobel Prize winner and LSE professor, Christopher Pissarides, have been issued by the Cyprus Postal Service.


LSE students win European prize for lifestyle magazine (6 June 2011)

A group of LSE students has won the 2011 European Charlemagne Youth Prize for their online lifestyle magazine, Europe & Me. Five of the nine editorial board members currently study at LSE.

On the Front Line

LSE professor contributes to UNSC report on AIDS and Security (31 May 2011)

LSE Health Professor Tony Barnett who specialises in the social sciences of infectious diseases has just contributed to several publications forming the background to upcoming events at the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday 7 June.

Eileen Munro

The Munro Review of Child Protection (26 May 2011)

Professor Eileen Munro, Department of Social Policy, has completed her ten month long review of the child protection service in England.


LSE orchards take shape (26 May 2011)

Rosebery and Passfield Halls have become the first halls of residences to plant orchards, with 25 fruit trees now at Rosebery Hall and five at Passfield.


LSE announces its new Honorary Fellows (13 May 2011)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) welcomes four new Honorary Fellows this year.

Charlotte Werndl

LSE academic awarded 2011 Cushing Memorial Prize (20 April 2011)

Dr Charlotte Werndl, lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE, has been awarded the Cushing Memorial Prize for 2011 for her paper, 'What are the new implications of chaos and unpredictability?'.



Professor Timothy Besley elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (20 April 2011)
LSE is pleased to announce that Professor Timothy J. Besley has been elected to the 2011 class of new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Big Ben

House of Commons Library research event (5 April 2011)

The External Relations Division is planning an event for LSE academics and researchers from the House of Commons Library, designed to bring LSE research to the attention of policy-makers.

Sarah Alexandra George

Student wins prize for her letter to Juliet (8 February 2011)

LSE student Sarah Alexandra George has been awarded the ‘Cara Giulietta’ (‘Dear Juliet’) prize after writing a letter to Shakespeare’s most romantic heroine.

Sustainable City Awards

Sustainable City Awards ‘Highly Commend’ LSE for its New Academic Building (7 February 2011)

LSE has won two awards at the Sustainable City Awards 2011 for its New Academic Building (NAB) - one for 'Sustainable Building' and the other for 'Resource Conservation'.

Jane Pugh

Honours at New Year for two at LSE (6 January 2011)

Governance officer Jane Pugh and Professor Helen Wallace, Emeritus Professor in the European Institute, have had their outstanding achievement and service recognised in the New Year Honours list 2011.