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LSE and UCT establish Cape Town July School

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have formally established the LSE-UCT July School.

For two weeks each July the summer school-style programme will offer a range of exciting university-level courses taught by outstanding faculty from two of the world’s leading institutions for teaching and research, at UCT’s beautiful campus on the slopes of Table Mountain.

Craig Calhoun Max PriceLSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun and UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max Price signed the agreement at a ceremony on the LSE campus on Monday 13 May.

The LSE-UCT July School will be the first such collaboration between leading institutions in Europe and Africa and builds on the institutional partnership between LSE and UCT established in 2010.

This innovative new programme will provide students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today.

The six courses on the 2013 programme will be cover economics, development, history, management and geography, and be delivered by leading academic such as LSE’s Professor Thandika Mkandawire, formerly Director of the UN Research Institute for Social Development, and UCT’s Professor Mark Ellyne, formerly Senior Economist of the International Monetary Fund’s Africa Department

Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, said “I am delighted that the partnership between our two great institutions has produced this exciting new initiative. The LSE-UCT July School will continue and strengthen our shared tradition of addressing contemporary issues through social science.”

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit theLSE-UCT July School webpage or call 0207 955 6455.