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LSE Ranked Second in the World for Social Sciences

The London School of Economics and Political Science has kept its position as second in the world for social sciences, according to the latest global university league table.

Saw Swee Hock Student CentreThe QS World University Rankings has, for the second year running, ranked LSE ahead of Oxford and Cambridge and just behind Harvard in its 'social sciences and management faculty area'.

The latest overall rankings also rated LSE as the sixth best university in the world for employer reputation and seventh for the size of its international student body.

The specific subject rankings placed LSE as second in the world for geography and communications and media studies, and third for politics, economics and accounting and finance.

Commenting on the results, Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE said:

“It is great that LSE continues to be recognised as a truly world-class social science institution, highly esteemed by academics, students and employers alike.

Regardless of league table results, LSE will continue to do what it does best: produce excellent teaching and research that focuses on real-world problems.” 

The School was also ranked at joint 71st in the overall table. Although QS recognise the difficulty of comparing specialised universities like LSE with those that cover a wider range of fields, the methodology of the overall ranking tends to favour institutions with large science, engineering and medicine departments.

The full 2014/15 rankings are available at http://www.topuniversities.com/

16 September 2014