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LSE ranked among world's best social science universities

LSE was again ranked as one of the best universities in the world for social sciences and management, in the latest rankings published by university ratings provider QS on 8 September.

LSE ranked fourth in these, its specialist areas - up from fifth in 2009. LSE also ranked very highly - joint 4th - on employer reputation.

LSE's position in the full table of the world's top 200 universities, at 80, continues to suffer from the bias against specialist institutions in social sciences, arts and humanities which the QS rankings exhibit.

Times Higher Education (THE) stopped using QS as data provider after last year's ranking was published. THE's forthcoming ranking, due to be published on 16 September, uses a methodology which aims to adjust indicators by academic discipline if there is clear evidence of systematic disparities.

For more background on LSE's investigations into the reason for its position in league tables, see LSE in University League Tables.