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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.