2020/2021

Your gifts in action

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2020/2021.

Helping young people be the best they can be

Alumnus Mike Power describes his upbringing in a working class family during the 1950s and how his father inspired his passion for education.

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"I was often on a budget of £40 a week"


International History PhD candidate Tom Wilkinson explains how support from LSE's Student Hardship Fund helped him during his master’s degree.

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LSE's new Data Science Institute shapes the future

The new Data Science Institute (DSI) will bring the School’s considerable expertise and knowledge to bear on the global data science debate.

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Endowed scholarship to support future generations of LSE academic leaders

Zhao Chenning (MSc Accounting and Finance, 1997) has given a £1 million endowed gift towards scholarships for students from China. The Anning Valley Zhao Scholarship will support a PhD student for four years of their programme in the Departments of Economics or Finance from academic year 2021/22.

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Re-assessing the impact of the 1979 Iranian revolution on Sunni Islamism

A new study funded by the Henry Luce Foundation will look at the 1979 Iranian Revolution's impact on the evolution of Sunni Islamism in the Arab world. 

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LSE Student Futures: transforming the life experiences of our students

LSE Student Futures brings together development opportunities from across the School to help students become active global citizens and explore different routes to make an impact on the world.

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Welcoming the first generation of Luksic Scholars to LSE

Young policymakers from Chile have started their LSE studies, thanks to a new Scholarship Fund supported by the Luksic family.

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Marshall Building: work in progress

The Marshall Building is LSE’s largest capital development to date, with a total gross internal area of over 18,000 square metres. Here we see the latest construction progress.

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New mural to mark 125 years of LSE

A new mural outside St Clement's Building on LSE Square has been made possible by a commitment from Mario Francescotti (BSc Economics 1981), an LSE Benefactor and emeritus governor.

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COVID-19 social science research funded by Trust for London

Research by LSE London estimating the impact of COVID-19 on England’s private rented sector has shown that there could be three times the current number of private tenants in rent arrears in the next 12 months.

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