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The London School of Economics and Political Science

Motto: Rerum cognoscere causas
To understand the causes of things
Established: 1895
Chancellor: HRH The Princess Royal (University of London)
Director: Sir Howard Davies[1]
Visitor: The Lord President of the Council ex officio
Faculty: 1,303
Students: 8,810[2]
Undergraduates: 3,860[2]
Postgraduates: 4,950[2]
Location: Central London, England, UK
Campus: Central business district
Publications: The Beaver, Clare Market Review
Colours:
                         
Mascot: Beaver
Affiliations: University of London
Russell Group
EUA
ACU
CEMS
APSIA
'Golden Triangle'
'G5 Group'
Universities UK
Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/

The London School of Economics and Political Science, more commonly referred to as The London School of Economics or LSE, is a college of the University of London in London, England. It was founded in 1895,[3] and officially joined the federal University in 1900 as the Faculty of Economics, beginning to issue its degrees from 1902. Today it remains a specialist single-faculty constituent college of the University, the only such institution in Britain. Located on Houghton Street in Westminster, off the Aldwych and next to the Royal Courts of Justice and Temple Bar, it describes itself as "the world‘s leading social science institution for teaching and research".[4] LSE also has the most international student body of any university in the world today. London School of Economics Logo {{logo} } File links The following pages link to this file: London School of Economics ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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The School is a member of the elite Russell Group,[5] the European University Association, Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies,[6] The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs[7] and Universities UK[8] as well as the Golden Triangle of British Universities, and most recently 'G5 Group' of Britain's five leading universities. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... CEMS is an acronym for Community of European Management Schools and International Companies, a cooperation of multinational enterprises and Europes leading business schools and universities. ... The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is an organization that works to advance internationa understanding, prosperity, peace and security through professional education in international affairs. ... Universities UK began life as the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom (CVCP) in the nineteenth century when there were informal meetings involving Vice-Chancellors of a number of universities and Principals of university colleges. ... The Golden Triangle is a group of leading research UK universities. ... The G5 group of British universities refers to an unofficial group of five British universities that are known to generally dominate the top 5 positions in United Kingdom league tables, the most well-known of which are that of The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. ...

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History

The London School of Economics was founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw, with funding provided by private philanthropy, including a bequest of £20,000 from Henry Hunt Hutchinson to the Fabian Society. Supposedly the decision was made at a breakfast party on 4 August 1894. All believed in advancing socialist causes by reformist rather than revolutionary means, and the LSE was established to further the Fabian aim of bettering society, focusing on research on issues of poverty, inequality and related issues. This led the Fabians, and the LSE, to be one of the main influences on the UK Labour Party.[2] Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Fabian Society is a British socialist intellectual movement, whose purpose is to advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means. ... Categories: UK Labour Party politicians | British MPs | Peers | Secretaries of State for the Colonies (UK) | 1859 births | 1947 deaths | People stubs ... Beatrice Webb Martha Beatrice Potter Webb (January 2, 1858 - April 30, 1943) (also called Beatrice Webb) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, usually referred to in the same breath as her husband, Sidney Webb. ... Graham Wallas (31 May 1858 - 9 August 1932 was a social psychologist, educationalist, and a leader of the Fabian Society. ... George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was a world-renowned Irish author. ... Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... Henry Hutchinson (1800-1831) was an English architect who partnered with Thomas Rickman in December 1821 to form the Rickman and Hutchinson architecture practice, in which he stayed until his death in 1831. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...


The school was founded with the initial intention of renewing the training of Britain's political and business elite, which seemed to be faltering due to inadequate teaching and research - the number of postgraduate students was dwarfed by those in other countries. A year before the founding, the British Association for the Advancement of Science pushed for the need to advance the systematic study of social sciences as well. In fact, Sidney and Beatrice Webb used the curriculum of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (best known as Sciences Po), which covered the full-range of the social sciences, as part of their inspiration for molding the LSE's educational purpose. LSE was opened in October 1895 at No. 9 John Street, Adelphi, originally as a night-school to bring higher education to the working classes. The British Association or the British Association for the Advancement of Science or the BA is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating intercourse between scientific workers. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... Categories: UK Labour Party politicians | British MPs | Peers | Secretaries of State for the Colonies (UK) | 1859 births | 1947 deaths | People stubs ... Beatrice Webb Martha Beatrice Potter Webb (January 2, 1858 - April 30, 1943) (also called Beatrice Webb) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, usually referred to in the same breath as her husband, Sidney Webb. ... Institut détudes politiques de Paris (English: Paris Institute of Political Studies), often referred to as Sciences Po (pronounced see-ahns po), is a Grand Établissement in Paris, France. ... Sciences Po, often referred to as Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques de Paris, Institut detudes Politiques de Paris, or simply IEP Paris, is a leading specialist school in the French capital. ...


The school expanded rapidly and was moved along with its newly established library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science to No. 10 Adelphi Terrace in September 1896, continuing to expand through the next couple of years thanks to Shaw. In 1902, The Coefficients dining club was regularly meeting in the Library, and they effected the development of LSE along with the Fabians and the Suffragettes movement (who also first met at LSE). In 1900, the School became officially recognised as a Faculty of Economics within the much larger University of London in Bloomsbury, and began enrolling students for bachelor degrees and doctorates in the same year. At the same time, the LSE began expanding into other areas of social sciences, including, initially, geography (in 1902) and philosophy (in 1903), and then international relations, history, law, psychology and sociology. By 1902, it was apparent the School had and would continue to outgrow its Adelphi Terrace location, and moved to its present campus on the Aldwych and aside Kingsway - not far from Whitehall, in 1902. The Old Building, which remains a significant office and classroom building, was opened on Houghton Street in 1922. LSE Library The Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (also known as the British Library of Political and Economic Science) responds to around 5000 visits from students and staff each day. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Suffragette with banner, Washington DC, 1918 The title of suffragette was given to members of the womens suffrage movement in the United Kingdom and United States, particularly in the years prior to World War I. The name was the Womens Social and Political Union (founded in 1903). ... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Website http://www. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... Foreign affairs redirects here. ... HIStory – Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double album by American singer Michael Jackson released in June 1995 and remains Jacksons most conflicting and controversial release. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... {redirect|Psychological science|the journal|Psychological Science (journal)}} Not to be confused with Phycology. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the scientific or systematic study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... Aldwych is a place and road in the City of Westminster in London. ... Kingsway is a major road in central London. ... Whitehall, London, looking south towards the Houses of Parliament. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During these years and under the directorship of William Beveridge, future father of the welfare state and the National Health Service, LSE redefined the study of economics and the new conception of the study of economics as "a science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses" is looked to as the norm. LSE in this sense must be looked at as the father of modern economics studies. Under Beveridge, Friedrich Hayek was appointed as a professor and he brought about the ascendancy of the LSE through his famous debates with John Maynard Keynes. The famed Keynes-Hayek debates which occurred between Cambridge and the LSE still shapes the two major schools of economic thought today as nations still debate the merits of the welfare state versus an economy solely controlled by the market. LSE's influence upon modern economics is undeniable since it both formed the very basis for economic thought as well as shaped modern perception of free market economics. Hayek's works continue to influence the study of economics across the globe. At the other extreme, during these years Harold Joseph Laski, a professor of political science at the LSE was influential in British politics as an advocate of far left policies. Many renowned world leaders including John F. Kennedy (and his brother Robert F. Kennedy) studied under his guidance at the LSE. William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge (5 March 1879 – 16 March 1963) was a British economist and social reformer. ... There are three main interpretations of the idea of a welfare state: the provision of welfare services by the state. ... NHS redirects here. ... Friedrich August von Hayek, CH (May 8, 1899 in Vienna – March 23, 1992 in Freiburg) was an Austrian-born British economist and political philosopher known for his defense of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought in the mid-20th century. ... Keynes redirects here. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... Harold Joseph Laski (June 30, 1893, Manchester, England - March 24, 1950, London, England) was an English political scientist, economist, author, and lecturer, and served as the 1945-1946 chairman of the Labour Party. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ...


While the LSE's initial reputation was that of a socialist-leaning institution, this had changed by the 1960s, with LSE Director Walter Adams fighting hard to remove LSE from its Fabian roots. This led to many student protests, which also involved Lionel Robbins, who had returned to LSE as chairman of governors, having been a member of staff for many years. Walter Sydney Adams (December 20, 1876 – May 11, 1956) was an American astronomer. ... Student protest encompasses a wide range of activities that indicate student dissatisfaction with a given political or academic issue and mobilization to communicate this dissatisfaction to the authorities (university or civil or both) and society in general and hopefully remedy the problem. ... Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins (1898 - 1984) was a British economist of the 20th century who proposed one of the early contemporary definitions of economics, Economics is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses. ...


Anthony Giddens, the former director of the LSE, stands as the creator of the 'Third Way' followed by both Tony Blair (who unveiled the Fabian Window at LSE in 2005) and Bill Clinton. His policy created a balance between the traditional welfare state and the belief in total free market economics. This policy is being put into effect by governments all across the world as free market economies continue to deal with wealth inequalities and bettering the welfare of the general population. Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born January 18, 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. ... Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, adherents of the Third Way The Third Way, or Radical center, is a centrist political philosophy of governance that embraces a mix of market and interventionist philosophies. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Image:41602954 blair. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


See also

List of London School of Economics People This is a list of noted alumni or faculty of the London School of Economics. ...


Current activity

The LSE continues to have a major impact upon international society, especially with its close relationships and influence in politics, business and law. The Guardian describes such influence when it stated: For other uses, see Guardian. ...

"Once again the political clout of the school, which seems to be closely wired into parliament, Whitehall and the Bank of England, is being felt by ministers... The strength of the LSE is that it is close to the political process: Mervyn King, was a former LSE professor. The chairman of the House of Commons education committee, Barry Sheerman, sits on its board of governors, along with Labour peer Lord (Frank) Judd. Also on the board are Tory MPs Virginia Bottomley and Richard Shepherd, as well as Lord Saatchi and Lady Howe.[9]" Mervyn Allister King (born March 30, 1948) is Governor of the Bank of England. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... Barry John Sheerman (born 17 August 1940, Middlesex) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Frank Ashcroft Judd (born 28 March 1935) is a British Labour Party politician. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Right Honourable Virginia Hilda Brunette Maxwell Bottomley, Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, PC (born March 12, 1948), née Virginia Garnett, is a British Conservative Party politician. ... Richard Charles Scrimgeour Shepherd (born 6 December 1942, Aberdeen) Educated at the London School of Economics and Johns Hopkins University is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Lord Saatchi Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi, born June 21, 1946 is the co-founder of advertising agencies Saatchi and Saatchi and M&C Saatchi. ... Elspeth Howe, Baroness Howe of Aberavon and Baroness Howe of Idlicote (b. ...

Recently, the School has been active in British government proposals to introduce compulsory ID cards,[10][11] researching into the associated costs of the scheme, and shifting public and government opinion the issue.[12] Also, whilst it effects its own students, the LSE was influential in bringing about the introduction of tuition fees for UK universities in 2006,[13] and continues to campaign for higher funding through its membership of the G5 Group. In 2008, it also came under fire, specifically with the University of Cambridge for its publishing of a list of 'soft' subjects which it considered inappropriate for entry to its undergraduate courses,[14]. The institution is also popular with politicians and MPs to launch new policy, legislation and manifesto pledges, prominently with the launch of the Liberal Democrats Manifesto Conference under Nick Clegg on 12 January 2008.[15][16] The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in the United Kingdom formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for seven years prior to this, since not long... Nicholas William Peter Clegg, known as Nick Clegg, (born 7 January 1967) is the British Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam and Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman. ...


The Sunday Times' recent profile of LSE for the 2008 Sunday Times University Guide, commented: For other uses, see The Sunday Times (disambiguation). ...

There are many who have achieved in the world of politics, business or academia who can trace their success to the years they spent at the LSE. Inspired by tuition from academics who are often familiar faces, if not household names, LSE students take their first steps to greatness in the debating chambers, cafes, bars – and even occasionally in their seminar groups – during three or four years of studying.[17]

Additionally, the top 10 employers of LSE graduates are principally accounting, investment banking, consultancy and law firms [3]. Indeed, LSE is often known as the 'investment bank nursery' due to over 50% of graduates going into investment banking. LSE is often the most preferred university for employers in the private sector, financial services abroad and the City of London. Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ...


Over the years the LSE has continued to expand around Houghton Street. A recent fund-raising scheme, called the "Campaign for the LSE", which sought to raise £100 million, the LSE has purchased the former Public Trustee building at 24 Kingsway. This has been redeveloped into an ultra-modern educational building, to be known as the "New Academic Building" at a total cost of over £45 million, and has increased the campus space by 120,000 square feet. The £100 million was raised in November 2007[4]. Kingsway is a major road in central London in the United Kingdom. ...


The current Director of the school, Sir Howard Davies, was formerly Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, Controller of the Audit Commission, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. Following his first term in office, he has been reappointed as of June 2007, and will serve until 2013. Sir Howard Davies is Director of the London School of Economics. ... 25 The North Collonade The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is an independent non-departmental public body and quasi-judicial body that regulates the financial services industry in the United Kingdom. ... CBI logo The Confederation of British Industry is a not for profit organisation incorporated by Royal charter[1] which promotes the interests of its members, some 200,000 British businesses, a figure which includes some 80% of FTSE 100 companies and around 50% of FTSE 350 companies. ... Headquarters Coordinates , , Governor Mervyn King Central Bank of United Kingdom Currency Pound sterling ISO 4217 Code GBP Base borrowing rate 5. ...


The endowment of LSE is now estimated to be over £200 million, with the School having it's own investment fund.


Programmes and admission

The School's Main Entrance
The School's Main Entrance

The LSE is a single faculty institution, dedicated solely to the study and research of social sciences, and is the only university in the United Kingdom to do so. The School offers over 120 MSc programmes, 2 MPA programmes, an LLM, 30 BSc programmes, an LLB and 4 BA programmes (including International History and Geography).[18] LSE is only one of two British universities to teach BSc Economic History (the other being Cambridge). Other subjects pioneered by LSE include anthropology, criminology, international relations, social psychology and sociology.[19] Courses are taught in over thirty research centres and nineteen departments, plus the Language Centre.[20] Among the many research institutes are the Asia Research Centre, Mannheim Centre for Criminology & Criminal Justice, [email protected], Financial Markets Group (FMG) founded by Mervyn King, Centre for Economic Performance, European Institution, Gender Institute and Migration Studies Unit (MSU). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 737 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 651 pixel, file size: 132 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 737 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 651 pixel, file size: 132 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is one of several master level professional public affairs degrees that provides training in public policy and project/program implementation (more recently known as public management). ... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree, commonly abbreviated LL.M. (also LLM or LL.M) from its Latin name, Legum Magister. ... B.S. redirects here. ... LLB redirects here. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Economic history is the study of how economic phenomena evolved in the past. ... Mervyn Allister King (born March 30, 1948) is Governor of the Bank of England. ...


Since these programmes are all within the social sciences they closely resemble one other, and undergraduate students are made to take at least one course module in a subject outside of their degree for their first and second years of study, promoting a broader education of the social sciences. Many also engage in a practice known as "auditing", where students attend lectures by professors whose classes they are not formally enrolled in for pleasure or wider learning. At undergraduate level, certain departments are very small (90 students across three years of study), ensuring small lecture sizes, allowing a more hands-on approach than other institutions.


There is fierce competition for entry to the LSE, indeed it is the most competitive university in the UK for undergraduate admissions, more so than Oxbridge, with approximately 17 applicants for every place[5]. Some courses, including law, management and economics are significantly higher than this still, with 20+ applicants per place. In 2007, the approximate UCAS points score for undergraduate entry was 476 (equivalent to AAAA at A-level). The LSE is one of only three university institutions in Britain who never enter the UCAS clearing system each August, the other two being Oxford and Cambridge. LSE is also one of the few universities that still don't employ an interview system, with candidates selected on purely academic merit.


In recent years, the LSE has been one of many top British universities which has come under fire for its supposedly high acceptance and intake of students from public schools. Whilst such claims continue to be pressed in the media, a report published by the Independent Schools Council in 2006, the governing organisation of all British independent schools would in fact suggest that students from independent schools have only a 29.69% chance of gaining a place at the School - the lowest acceptance rate of any Russell Group institution[6]. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Entrance standards are also high for postgraduate students (particularly for those seeking external funding), who are normally required to have (for taught Master's courses) a First Class or Upper Second Class UK honours degree, or its overseas equivalent [7]. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. ...


The process of postgraduate admissions to the LSE is conducted on a rolling basis, as opposed to a deadline system. Applications are accepted from mid-October and the evaluation process begins in mid-November. Applications are considered as they "roll in" and the candidate can receive one of three outcomes; successful (acceptance), unsuccessful (rejection), or conditional (placement on a waiting-list/interim decision). The admissions process continues without any set deadline until all available places have been allocated. This process does give a higher probability of acceptance for early applications over late ones. The consideration process ends once the places have been allocated, meaning that all applications in queue for consideration are returned with the notification that since the programme is full, neither an acceptance nor rejection can be given. The applications success rate for programmes vary by their size, although most of the major courses have an intake of approximately 5%-10% of applicants[8]. As part of the admissions process, LSE admissions officers often meet with prospective candidates at university fairs. Plans are afoot to increase the number of places offered, by expansion allowed by the purchase of additional faculty buildings [9] Due to the competition of universities throughout the world, and the need of prospective students to meet and find out more about different universities before applying, many universities give candidates the chance to meet them face-to-face at university fairs. ...


LSE also offers the TRIUM Global Executive MBA programme jointly with Stern School of Business of NYU and HEC School of Management, Paris. It is divided into six modules held in five international business locations over a 16-month period. Whitefield Consulting Worldwide, a global MBA consultancy, has ranked the TRIUM Executive MBA programme as second worldwide. The Financial Times' most recent rankings (2007) of executive MBA programmes also placed TRIUM as second worldwide. [10] The Leonard N. Stern School of Business is New York Universitys (NYU) business school. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris For other schools named Hautes Études Commerciales, see Hautes Études Commerciales. ...


The LSE Summer School was established in 1989 and has expanded extensively with more than 3,000 participants in 2006, a similar number to the university's full-time undergraduate programme. The Summer School offers over 50 subjects based on regular undergraduate courses at the LSE from the Accounting, Finance, Law, International Relations and Management departments, and takes place over two sessions of three weeks each, in July and August each year. LSE also offers the LSE-PKU Summer School in collaboration with Peking University. Courses from both Summer Schools can be used as credit against other qualifications, and some courses can be taken as part of a conditional offer for LSE Masters programmes. In 2007 the Summer School accepted students from over 100 countries, including from some of the top colleges and universities in the world, as well as professionals from several national banks and major financial institutions. As well as the courses, accommodation in LSE halls of residence is available, and the Summer School provides a full social programme including guest lectures, receptions and the Crush! nightclub. The Summer School expects to expand further in the future, particularly with the LSE's acquisition of the New Academic Building.[11] Peking University (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ), colloquially known in Chinese as Beida (北大, Běidà), was established in 1898. ...


Academic Year

The academic year is divided into three terms. Michaelmas Term lasts ten weeks from October to December; Lent Term lasting ten weeks from January to March; and Summer Term lasting ten weeks from April to July. Within Michaelmas Term, the School officially commences on a Thursday, but with academic studies commencing the following Monday, usually around the 6-10 October each year. All other terms begin their academic week on a Monday. Freshers Week is held in the first week of October each year, though in recent years this has spilled over into the first week of academic teaching, creating Freshers' Fortnight. Michaelmas term is the first term of Oxford University, Cambridge University, LSE, University of Wales, Lampeter, Durham University, and formerly University of Newcastle upon Tynes academic year, and is the only term name shared by Oxford and Cambridge, Oxford and Lampeter and Oxford and Durham. ... Lent term is the name of the spring term at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. ...


Unlike the majority of British universities, the School has not introduced semesters into its timetabling, instead continuing to use terms to denote splits in courses.


Student body

There are nearly 7,800 full-time students and around 800 part-time students at the university. Of these, 25% come from the United Kingdom, 18% from other European Union countries, and 57% from more than 150 other countries making it the most international academic institution in the world.[21] [12]. At one time, LSE had more countries represented by students than the UN. [13] This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...

The LSE Coat of Arms, displaying the School's Beaver mascot
The LSE Coat of Arms, displaying the School's Beaver mascot

The LSE is unique in British universities in that almost 58% of students are postgraduates [14], an unusually high proportion in comparison with other British institutions, meaning that undergraduates are in the minority. Postgraduates are divided between Taught-Masters (MSc, MPA, LLM) and Research students (MPhil, PhD). There is approximately an equal split between genders with 51% male and 49% female students. [15] Image File history File links London_School_of_Economics_Coat_of_Arms. ... Image File history File links London_School_of_Economics_Coat_of_Arms. ...


Students' Union

Main article: LSE Students' Union

The LSE has its own Students' Union, the LSESU, which is affiliated with the National Union of Students and the National Postgraduate Committee as well as University of London Union. The SU is often regarded as the most politically active in Britain - a reputation it has held since the well documented LSE student riots in 1966-67 and 1968-69,[22][23] which made international headlines, and its links with the political, economic and business world give it great influence to debate and rally on major issues, both campus related and internationally. The London School of Economics Students Union (LSESU) is the representative and campaigning body for students at LSE to the London School of Economics and to other bodies, covering areas such as quality of education, hall of residence provision, fees, equalities and accessibility for students with disabilities and other related... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... The London School of Economics Students Union (LSESU) is the representative and campaigning body for students at LSE to the London School of Economics and to other bodies, covering areas such as quality of education, hall of residence provision, fees, equalities and accessibility for students with disabilities and other related... The National Union of Students (NUS) is the main federation of students unions that exist inside the United Kingdom. ... The National Postgraduate Committee (NPC) represents postgraduates at UK universities. ... University of London Union. ...


The Union is responsible for the organisation and undertaking of entertainment events and student societies, as well as student welfare and issues regarding accommodation and other matters. Recently, the Union has been responsible for the hosting of the inaugural Freshers’ Ball in Leicester Square, raising funds for RAG (Raising and Giving), which aims to raise an annual fund to support charities and organisations across the world. In various forms the RAG Week has been operating since 1980, when it was started by then Student Union Entertainments Officer and now New Zealand MP Tim Barnett, RAG Week held every Lent Term involves a host of events from hikes to Paris, abseiling off the Old Building and skydiving all to raise money, whilst the Global Week – the biggest event of its kind in Europe, celebrates the diversity of LSE’s students every Summer Term. This article is about the New Zealand politician. ...


The Media Group, consists of the weekly student newspaper, The Beaver, Pulse! radio station (relaunched in October 2007), LooSE Television, which was incorporated in 2005, the LSE’s own television station, (responsible for filming and streaming public lectures, as well as publicity films and election results,) and the Clare Market Review a journal which is currently in the process of reinvention. Students also get access the The London Student, the largest student publication in Europe, which is published by the University of London. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... PuLSEfm[1] is the official radio station of the London School of Economics Students Union. ...


Affiliated with the LSESU, the LSE Athletics Union is the body responsible for all sporting activity within the university. It is a member of the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA). In distinction to the 'blues' awarded for sporting excellence at Oxford and Cambridge, London's outstanding athletes are awarded 'purples'. The British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) is the governing body for United Kingdom. ...


The LSE is the only university in the country which retains a weekly Union General Meeting, as opposed to an annual gathering, where motions are discussed and debated. As part of the University of London, students at the LSE are also affiliated with the University of London Union (ULU) which is situated on Malet Street in Bloomsbury. University of London Union. ... Malet Street is a street in Bloomsbury, London (WC1), which runs between Torrington Place and the British Museum, parallel to Gower Street and Tottenham Court Road. ... Bloomsbury may refer to: Bloomsbury, London, an area in the centre of the city the Bloomsbury group, an English literary group active around from around 1905 to the start of World War II. the Bloomsbury Gang, a political grouping centred on the local landowner, John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford...


The current Union General Secretary for the 2008-09 academic session is Aled Fisher, following in the footsteps of Martin Lewis and other notable personalities. This article is about the British financial journalist. ...


Campus life

The LSE moved to its present day central London campus in 1902 at Clare Market and Houghton Street. In 1920, King George V laid the foundation stone of the Old Building, the principal building of the LSE. The School has gradually increased its ownership of adjacent buildings creating an almost continuous campus between Kingsway and the Royal Courts of Justice. Today, the campus consists approximately thirty buildings, connections between which have been established on an ad-hoc basis with often confusing results. The floor levels of buildings do not always equate, leading to an individual being on a different "floor" after passing through a hallway. The campus also has a series of extension bridges between buildings created high on the upper floors to connect several buildings. The campus has often been referred to as an M.C. Escher maze. The school is also noted by it's numerous statues, either animals or surrealist, often donated by alumni. Clare Market was an area of London to the west of Lincolns Inn Fields, between the Strand and Drury Lane. ... Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror), 1935. ...

The St Clement's Building
The St Clement's Building
View of Houghton Street

The LSE campus went through a renewal under former Director Anthony Giddens (1996-2003), with the redevelopment of Connaught and Clement Houses on the Aldwych, and the purchase of buildings including the George IV public house, which had been nestled amongst the campus for decades, but is now owned by the LSE. Recent projects have included the £35 million renovation of the Lionel Robbins Building, which houses the British Library of Political and Economic Science, LSE's Library and a brand new Student Services Centre in the Old Building as well as the LSE Garrick on the junction of Houghton Street and Aldwych. Image File history File links LSE-mosaic. ... Image File history File links LSE-mosaic. ... Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born January 18, 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. ...


Currently, the School is about to complete work on the former Public Trust Building on Kingsway, which was purchased by the LSE in 2005. Opening in June 2008, the 'New Academic Building' as it is currently known, will become one of the most environmentally friendly university buildings in the UK. With an entrance overlooking Lincoln's Fields, the new space will dramatically increase the size of the campus, incorporating four new lecture theatres, the Departments of Management and Law, computer and study facilities, meeting places and a huge glass atrium in the centre of the building, as well as a roof terrace with spectacular views over Covent Garden and the Aldwych, and The City of London.


The British Library of Political and Economic Science (BLPES) is currently the world's largest library solely dedicated to the social sciences, containing over 4.7 million volumes on its shelves. This also makes it the second largest single entity library in Britain, after the British Library at King's Cross. [16] Other buildings of note include the Peacock Theatre, the School's main lecture theatre, seating 999 persons, which by night serves as the West End base of Sadler's Wells. The venue is a member of the Society of London Theatre, and has hosted many dance, musical and dramatic productions, as well as serving as the base for many of the LSE' public lectures and discussions. LSE Library The Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (also known as the British Library of Political and Economic Science) responds to around 5000 visits from students and staff each day. ... The Peacock Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located in Portugal Street, near Aldwych. ... The London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera The English National Opera (ENO) is Londons second opera company, after the Royal Opera at Covent Garden. ...


The LSE is famous for its public lectures programme, organised by the LSE Events office which is open to students, alumni and the general public. These weekly lectures are regularly given by prominent national and international speakers including ambassadors, authors, CEOs, Members of Parliament, leading professors and heads of state. Recent speakers have included George Osborne MP, Jacqui Smith MP, Alan Greenspan, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Archbishop Rowan Williams, John Major, Paul Kennedy, Joseph Meegan, Desmond Tutu, Maggie Thatcher, Jens Lehmann, Kevin Rudd, Gianluca Vialli, Michelle Bachelet, Kofi Annan, Gerhard Schroeder, Ben Bernanke, Imran Khan, John Lewis Gaddis, Costas Simitis, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Lee Hsien Loong, Nicholas Stern, Milton Friedman, Jeffrey Sachs, Vicente Fox and Nelson Mandela. This article is on the politician. ... Jacqueline Jill Smith (born 3 November 1962) is a British politician who has been Home Secretary since 28 June 2007 and is the current Member of Parliament for Redditch, since 1997. ... Squalltoonix (born March 6, 1926 in New York City) is an American economist and was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ... For other persons named John Major, see John Major (disambiguation). ... Paul Kennedy can refer to: Paul Kennedy a professor of history at Yale University who is known for his study of the history of international relations. ... Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ... The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a position she held from 1979 to 1990. ... For other persons named Jens Lehmann, see Jens Lehmann (disambiguation). ... Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ... Gianluca Vialli (born July 9, 1964 in Cremona) is an Italian football striker and manager. ... Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (born September 29, 1951) is a center-left politician and the current President of Chile—the first woman to hold this position in the countrys history. ... Kofi Atta Annan GCMG (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ... Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder [] (born April 7, 1944 in Mossenberg-Wöhren), a German politician, has been serving as Chancellor of Germany since 1998. ... Ben Shalom Bernanke[1] is an American economist and current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve. ... For the cricketer from the West Indies, see Imran Khan (Trinidad and Tobago cricketer). ... President George W. Bush and Laura Bush stand with 2005 National Humanities Medal recipient John Lewis Gaddis. ... Constantinos Simitis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Σημίτης) (born June 23, 1936), usually referred to as Costas Simitis, was Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 1996 to 2004. ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pron. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Lee) Lee Hsien Loong (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born February 10, 1952) is the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore. ... Nicholas Stern Sir Nicholas Stern, FBA (born 22 April 1946) is a British economist and academic. ... Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American Nobel Laureate economist and public intellectual. ... Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey David Sachs (born November 5, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American economist known for his work as an economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa. ... Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) was the President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ...


The LSE also hosts many concerts and plays, with We Are Scientists, Dr. Karl Kennedy and Tim Westwood performing along with numerous lunchtime classical music recitals. We Are Scientists is an American indie rock band formed in 2000 featuring Keith Murray (guitar and lead vocals), Chris Cain (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Michael Tapper (drums and backing vocals). ... Dr. Karl Kennedy (right) with Harold Bishop in the Neighbours opening credits (2006) Karl Raymond Kennedy is a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Alan Fletcher. ... Tim Westwood (born 7 October 1957 in Lowestoft, Suffolk)[3] is a British rap DJ and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rap Show. ...


Accommodation

High Holborn Hall of Residence - (Built 1995) is 10 minutes from Campus
High Holborn Hall of Residence - (Built 1995) is 10 minutes from Campus

Accommodation for students is centred in and around central London, consisting ten residential facilities owned and operated by the LSE (with both dormitories and apartments) and Lilian Knowles, operated by Shaftesbury Student Housing. Together, these residences accommodate over 3,400 students[17]. In addition, there are also eight intercollegiate halls shared with other constituent colleges of the University of London, accommodating approximately 25% of the School's first year intake. Image File history File links Holbornlarge. ... Image File history File links Holbornlarge. ... Website http://www. ...


The LSE guarantees housing to all first-year undergraduate students, regardless of where their present address may be (i.e. - already living in London). Many postgraduates are also catered for, with specific accommodation set aside for their needs. None of the residences are at the Houghton Street campus - the closest is at Grosvenor House, within a five minute walk, while the farthest residences (Nutford and Butler's Wharf) are forty-five minutes away by Tube or bus. Accommodation is offered on a random basis within quotas set out for each hall, but in each residence there will be a mixture of students; home and overseas, male and female, undergraduate and postgraduate. New undergraduate students (including General Course students) will occupy about 36% of all spaces. Postgraduates take approximately 56% of spaces in LSE halls and continuing students about 8%. Accommodation is offered according to two letting periods - 31 weeks and 40 weeks, the latter including Christmas and Easter breaks at the end of Michaelmas and Lent Terms. Butlers Wharf is the name of a development of flats on Shad Thames, on the south bank of the river Thames just east of Londons Tower Bridge - overlooking both the bridge and St Katherines Dock on the other side of the river. ... The General Course is a year-long study-abroad programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science. ...

Grosvenor House Studios - (Opened 2005)
Grosvenor House Studios - (Opened 2005)

The largest residence, Bankside opened in 1996 and accommodates 617 students across eight floors overlooking the River Thames and located behind the popular Tate Modern art gallery on the south bank of the River. High Holborn, approximately 10 minutes from campus was opened in 1995 and remains the second largest residence. Other accommodation is located well for London's attractions and facilities - Butler's Wharf is situated next to Tower Bridge, Rosebery in the bustling borough of Islington and near Salder's Wells and Carr-Saunders Hall, named after the LSE professor is approximately 5 minutes from Telecom Tower in the heart of Fitzrovia. Image File history File links Gh_new. ... Image File history File links Gh_new. ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... Holborn Bars, built as the headquarters of the Prudential Assurance Company, is one of the most striking buildings on High Holborn. ... For the bridge of the same name in California, see Tower Bridge (California). ... For other uses, see Islington (disambiguation). ... Sadlers Wells theatre, 2005 Sadlers Wells Theatre is located on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London. ... For other uses, see BT Tower (disambiguation). ... Fitzrovia is an area of central London. ...


Since 2005, the School has opened three new residences to provide accommodation for all first year students. Lilian Knowles, independently operated, is home for approximately 360 students and opened in 2006. Planning permission was sought to convert Nortumberland House, on Northumberland Avenue into a new residence on 2 June 2005, and the accommodation opened to students in October 2006. Northumberland Avenue is a London street, running from Trafalgar Square in the west to The Embankment in the east. ...

Newest Accommodation Development - Northumberland House, Trafalgar Square opened October 2006
Newest Accommodation Development - Northumberland House, Trafalgar Square opened October 2006

Located in the heart of London, one minute walk from Trafalgar Square, and between the Strand and Thames Embankment, Northumberland House is a Grade II listed building, (formerly a Victorian grand hotel and lately government offices). It is close to the main strip of the West End theatres and five minutes from Picadilly Circus, Leicster Square, Covent Garden and Oxford Circus. Image File history File links NorthumberlandHouse. ... Image File history File links NorthumberlandHouse. ... Trafalgar Square viewed from the northeast corner. ... Trafalgar Square viewed from the northeast corner. ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ...


The closest residence to the Houghton Street campus (not more than 5 minutes walk) is reserved for postgraduate students and is located on the eastern side of Drury Lane at the crossroads of Great Queen Street and Long Acre. Grosvenor House, converted from a Victorian office building, opened in September 2005. The residence is unique in that all of its 169 rooms are small, self-contained studios, with private toilet and shower facilities and a mini-kitchen. Its central West End location, two minutes from Covent Garden Piazza makes it popular for London's Theatreland. Oxford Street, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square are only a short walk away. Further postgraduate accommodation is provided by Sidney Webb House accommodating almost 450 students (with some undergraduates), which is located near Borough Market, approximately a 35-minute walk from the School. Drury Lane is a street in the Covent Garden area of London, running between Aldwych and High Holborn. ... Great Queen Street is a street in central London, England. ... Long Acre as it passes Covent Garden tube station Long Acre is a street in central London, England. ... Borough Market circa 1860 People at Borough Market in 2004 Olives at Borough Market Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in The Borough in Southwark, South London. ...


There are also eight intercollegiate halls (Canterbury, College, Commonwealth, Connaught, Hughes-Parry, International, Lillian Penson and Nutford) which accommodate students from the LSE as well as the other colleges of the University of London. These halls provide the opportunity to live with a greater diversity of students across other University of London colleges. Many are located in Bloomsbury, centred around its famous squares and gardens. Connaught Hall is located opposite the British Medical Association on Tavistock Square, with Canterbury, Commonwealth and Hughes-Parry just along in the cresented terrace of Cartwright Gardens. Connaught Hall is a fully catered hall of residence owned by the University of London and situated on Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London, UK. It is an intercollegiate hall, and as such provides accommodation for full-time students at institutions such as Kings College London, University College London, Queen Mary... Hughes Parry Hall is one of eight intercollegiate halls of the University of London. ... International Hall is a hall of residence owned by the University of London and situated on Brunswick Square in the Bloomsbury district of London. ... Nutford House was built in 1916 and was acquired by the University of London in 1949, after which it was expanded to take in five terraced houses in Brown Street, known as the Annexe and one house in Seymour Place. ... Website http://www. ... Bloomsbury may refer to: Bloomsbury, London, an area in the centre of the city the Bloomsbury group, an English literary group active around from around 1905 to the start of World War II. the Bloomsbury Gang, a political grouping centred on the local landowner, John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford...


The British Library of Political and Economic Science (BLPES)

The BLPES Library atrium at night

The British Library of Political and Economic Science is the LSE's main library, and the world's largest social science library. Since its foundation in 1896, it has been the national social sciences library of the United Kingdom and all its collections have been recognised for their outstanding national and international importance and awarded 'Designation' status by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). With the longest opening hours of any university library in Britain (24 hours), the BLPES responds to around 6,500 visits from students and staff each day. In addition, it provides a specialist international research collection, serving over 12,000 registered external users each year. Image File history File linksMetadata 32843033_7bb505158c_o. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 32843033_7bb505158c_o. ... Image:LSElibrary. ... LSE Library The Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (also known as the British Library of Political and Economic Science) responds to around 5000 visits from students and staff each day. ...


The Library collects material on a worldwide basis, in all major European languages. The extensive collections range from a European Documentation Centre to 90,000 historical pamphlets, with over 95% of Library stock available on open access. Over 50 km of shelving, enough to stretch the length of the Channel Tunnel, houses over four and a half million items including 31,000 past and present journal titles. The Library subscribes to approximately 15,000 e-journals, just part of its electronic information provision. The Channel Tunnel (French: ), also known as Chunnel or Eurotunnel, is a 50. ...


Unusually for an academic library, all materials are housed in a single site, the Lionel Robbins Building, named after the prestigious economist who studied, taught and later served as Chair of the Court of Governors of LSE. Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins (1898 - 1984) was a British economist of the 20th century who proposed one of the early contemporary definitions of economics, Economics is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses. ...

Library Roof
Library Roof

The library underwent a £35 million building redevelopment in 2000, overseen by Foster and Partners. The building was officially reopened on 27 November 2001 by HRH The Princess Royal and was commended in the 2002 Civic Trust Awards - given to outstanding examples of architecture and environmental design in major city areas of the UK, taking into account the benefit each project brings to its local area as well as the quality of its design. A further redevelopment in summer 2007, saw the expansion of the Course Collection by 60%, a new help desk, more study spaces and an increase in automated loans procedures. Image File history File linksMetadata LSE_large. ... Image File history File linksMetadata LSE_large. ... 30 St Mary Axe, one of Londons most popular new buildings, towers above its neighbours. ... The Princess Royal visits the USNS Comfort on July 11, 2002 while the ship was docked in Southampton, England The Princess Anne, Princess Royal, (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Laurence, formerly Phillips, née Windsor, later Mountbatten-Windsor, (born August 15, 1950)), is a member of the British Royal Family and...


The Lionel Robbins Building covers 20,000 square metres, and offers 1,700 study places, including 450 networked PCs and 226 laptop drop-in points. A light-filled atrium, named after Michael Peacock and impressive spiral stepped ramp culminate at the top in a partially glazed dome which has been precisely angled to maximise daylight with minimal solar glare. A reflecting panel on the roof also helps to direct sunlight to the floors below. The dome and other windows respond automatically according to the temperature in the building; ventilating it naturally. The fourth and fifth floors are home to the LSE Research Lab, an internationally funded resource, bringing together scientists from across the world with the School’s leading research centres.


The building was commended in the 2002 Civic Trust Awards - given to outstanding examples of architecture and environmental design in major city areas of the UK, taking into account the benefit each project brings to its local area as well as the quality of its design. Despite this the design has various problems. Many students claim that the main circular stairwell is inefficient and cumbersome to use; that the overall design that does not make full use of all the available space and that the open plan environment is prone to noise. Nevertheless, the library remains the most popular place to study on campus. This is good, as LSE students are also unusually heavy users of their campus library with borrowing rates four times the national average (approx. 350 books per year)[18]


The Library is also home to a number of national and regional initiatives, including the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences which has been indexing social science literature since the 1950s. [19] Since 1946 the Library has been a United Nations depository library, providing a comprehensive collection of UN publications and documents. Many other organisations are also significantly represented, including OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), ILO (International labour Organization), OAS (Organization of American States) and GATT/WTO (General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade / World Trade Organization). As a European Documentation Centre, the Library has received publications from the European Community since 1964. UN redirects here. ...


The Shaw Library contains the university's collection of general fiction and other readings for leisure and entertainment. It is housed in an impressive room in the Old Building, where the Fabian Window is also on display. Additionally, students are permitted to use the libraries of any other University of London college, and the extensive facilities at Senate House Library, situated in Russell Square. Image:41602954 blair. ... The Senate House of the University of London Senate House, the administrative centre of the University of London, lies in the heart of Bloomsbury between the School of Oriental and African Studies to the north and the British Museum to the south. ... Russell Square Russell Square is a large garden square in Bloomsbury, London. ...


Academic Reputation

LSE is one of the most selective universities in the world today and is the largest recipient of research funding for the social sciences in the UK.[citation needed] In the latest national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001), all of LSE's academic departments earned the top three ratings for research, with scores of 4, 5 and 5*, with over 75% being awarded the highest, a 5*. In two of the three major league tables for British universities (The Times and Sunday Times), the LSE is ranked second in the strength of its research ratings [20][21], behind only Cambridge[22]. Additionally, the LSE submitted 97% of academic staff for assessment, more than any other university [23]. In addition, LSE is ranked 1st amongst the colleges of the University of London federation.[24] The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an exercise undertaken every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions. ... Website http://www. ...


The LSE has been ranked the third best university in the country by both the 2006 and 2007 Sunday Times Good University Guide [24] as well as in 2009 by The Independent's The Complete University Guide [25]. Additionally, it was ranked 3rd overall in the Sunday Times University Guide's cumulative table over ten years of study (1997-2007)[26]. LSE has an 'international reputation that in this country only Oxbridge can beat' though in many Asian countries it is indeed favoured above Oxbridge.[25] Scribd ranked LSE 34th in the world [26]. The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ... For other uses, see The Independent (disambiguation). ...


In the 2009 Good University Guide, LSE was ranked third overall [27] . For individual subjects, it came 1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Economics and Social Policy; 2nd for Geography, Anthropology and Politics; 4th for History and Philosophy; 5th for Law; 7th for Sociology and 8th for Mathematics.


In the 2007 THES - QS World University Rankings,[27] LSE was ranked "3rd in the world" after Harvard and Berkeley for the social sciences (3rd in 2006, 2nd in 2005 and 2004), "26th in the world" for arts and humanities (19th in 2006, 9th in 2005, 10th in 2004), and "59th in the world" overall. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but also countries of every continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe... LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.[28] The THES - QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings around the world, published by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). ...


In 2007, the MSc Management programme was ranked 2nd in the world by the Financial Times' European Masters Ranking (8th in 2006, 4th in 2005) [28]and the TRIUM Executive MBA offered in conjunction with New York University's Stern School of Business and HEC Paris was ranked 2nd in the world by the 2007 Financial Times EMBA Ranking[29].


Furthermore, the LSE's Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is highly renowned, which is mirrored in the rankings of Blackwell's Philosophical Gourmet Report. It is ranked 1st in the world for philosophy of social science and joint 2nd in the world for philosophy of science, as well as joint 3rd for 'Decision, Rational Choice, and Game Theory'. Other celebrated bachelor degrees include Economic History, International Relations (both first to be introduced as degrees by LSE), Economics (ranked 1st in the world), Actuarial Science (ranked 1st in the world), International History, Business Mathematics and Statistics, Management, Management Sciences, and Social Psychology. Economic history is the study of how economic phenomena evolved in the past. ...


Economic contribution and history

LSE vs. Cambridge

The 1930s economic debate between LSE and Cambridge is well-known in academic circles. Rivalry between academic opinion at LSE and Cambridge goes back to the School's roots when LSE's Edwin Cannan (1861-1935), Professor of Economics, and Cambridge's Professor of Political Economy, Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), the leading economist of the day, argued about the bedrock matter of economics and whether the subject should be considered as an organic whole. (Marshall disapproved of LSE's separate listing of pure theory and its insistence on economic history.) The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... Edwin Cannan (1861-1935) was a British economist. ... Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall (July 26, 1842–July 13, 1924), born in Bermondsey, London, England, became one of the most influential economists of his time. ...


The dispute also concerned the question of the economist's role, and whether this should be as a detached expert or a practical adviser. For LSE and the historical economists, economic theory's application was of greater significance than economic theory itself.[neutrality disputed] LSE and Cambridge economists worked jointly in the 1920s - for example, the London and Cambridge Economic Service - but the 1930s brought a return to the dispute as LSE and Cambridge argued over the solution to the economic depression.


LSE's Robbins and von Hayek, and Cambridge's Keynes were chief figures in the intellectual disagreement between the institutions. The controversy widened from deflation versus demand management as a solution to the economic problems of the day, to broader conceptions of economics and macroeconomics. Robbins and von Hayek's views were based on the Austrian School of Economics with its emphasis on free trade and anti-interventionism, an approach Robbins (but not Hayek) later acknowledged as inappropriate to the timing and circumstances of the 1930s economic depression. Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins (1898 - 1984) was a British economist of the 20th century who proposed one of the early contemporary definitions of economics, Economics is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses. ... Friedrich August von Hayek, CH (May 8, 1899 in Vienna – March 23, 1992 in Freiburg) was an Austrian-born British economist and political philosopher known for his defense of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought in the mid-20th century. ... Keynes redirects here. ... The Austrian School, also known as the “Vienna School” or the “Psychological School”, is a heterodox school of economic thought that advocates adherence to strict methodological individualism. ...


Within the context of increased protectionism and "beggar thy neighbour" devaluation policies being implemented by all major economies, recovery was only possible with the early implementation of more Keynesian-like policies. Protectionism is the economic policy of restraining trade between nations, through methods such as high tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, a variety of restrictive government regulations designed to discourage imports, and anti-dumping laws in an attempt to protect domestic industries in a particular nation from foreign take-over... Beggar thy neighbour, or beggar-my-neighbour, policies seek benefits for one country at the expense of others. ... Keynesian economics, or Keynesianism, is an economic theory based on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, as put forward in his book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936 in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s. ...


LSE vs. Chicago

Keynes and Cambridge's policies became standard practice in the 1930s onwards. With the growth of the influence of Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics, however, many of the LSE's liberal ideas have influenced much of modern liberal economics.[citation needed] Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American Nobel Laureate economist and public intellectual. ... The Chicago School of Economics is the term for the style of economics practiced at and disseminated from the University of Chicago after 1946. ...


The measure of the validity of von Hayek's argument is the growth of international free trade organisations and agreements such as those achieved in the GATT rounds (later to become the World Trade Organisation), which have as their goal the promotion of these policies in order to avoid the repetition of the globally sub-optimal reaction that took place in the 1930s, as advocated by Cambridge at the time. [30] General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (usually abbreviated GATT) functions as the foundation of the WTO trading system, and remains in force, although the 1995 Agreement contains an updated version of it to replace the original 1947 one. ... For other uses of the initials WTO, see WTO (disambiguation). ...


Impact on economics

LSE was the first styled School of Economics in the world. Some of the most specific and important contributions to our understanding of economics made by the LSE can be found in the individuals and their work listed below, who lectured, researched or studied at the LSE. While most of these economists were eventual recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics for particular theories or works, listed below are the works which had the most impact on modern economic modeling and thought: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, commonly called the Nobel Prize in Economics, is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field of economics. ...


John Hicks, whose most famous contribution was the development of the Hicks-Hansen IS-LM model, now a standard macroeconomic Keynesian starting point for all University economists. For other persons named John Hicks, see John Hicks (disambiguation). ...


Friedrich von Hayek, the Nobel Prize winner for Economic Sciences in 1974, is one of the most eminent advocates of economic liberalism, his literature came to define much of economic policy in the UK and US following the ostensible influence of Hayek's economic philosophy on Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. Implementation of his philosophy led to key economic developments, such as the reduction in unionisation, observed by Bean and Crafts as the primary cause of stagnation during the previous 25 years which for all other European nations had been a period of prosperity.[31] He also famously influenced the climate of free-market thinking behind the Iron-curtain that stimulated the collapse of communist Eastern Europe.[32] Friedrich von Hayek Friedrich August von Hayek (May 8, 1899 in Vienna – March 23, 1992 in Freiburg) was an economist and social scientist of the Austrian School, noted for his defense of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism against a rising tide of socialist and collectivist thought in the mid... The liberal theory of economics is the theory of economics in classical liberalism developed in the Enlightenment, and believed to be first fully formulated by Adam Smith which advocates minimal interference by government in the economy. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Eastern Europe is a concept that lacks one precise definition. ...


James Meade won the prize for his groundbreaking work on trade theory. James Edward Meade (June 23, 1907, Swanage, Dorset – December 22, 1995, Cambridge) was an English economist and winner of the 1977 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel jointly with the Norwegian Bertil Ohlin for their Pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and...


William Arthur Lewis, developed the important Dual Model of the economy that would eventually prove the foundation of much of economic industrialisation theory, and formed the basis for Heywood's "revisionist" view on French industrialisation in comparison with Britain. Lewis also pioneered work into the importance of "terms of trade" in trade theory. Sir William Arthur Lewis (January 23, 1915 – June 15, 1991) was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. ...


Merton Miller received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (jointly) in 1990 for pioneering work in the theory of financial economics. Merton Howard Miller (May 16, 1923 – June 3, 2000) won the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1990, along with Harry Markowitz and William Sharpe. ... Financial economics is the branch of economics concerned with resource allocation over time. ...


Ronald Coase received the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1991 for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy. Ronald Harry Coase (b. ...


Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1998 for many contributions to development economics, including pioneering studies of gender inequality, and he always takes care to write "her" rather than "his" when referring to an abstract person. Sen chose to leave the LSE for Oxford; he was not permitted to teach his famous course on poverty within the Economics department. Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Hon) (Bengali: Ômorto Kumar Shen) (born 3 November 1933), is an Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (Nobel Prize for Economics) in 1998, for his contributions to welfare economics for his work on famine, human development theory... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Gender Inequality refers to the obvious or hidden disparities among individuals based on performance of gender (gender can be separate from biological sex, see Sex/gender distinction). ...


Robert Mundell, the Nobel Prize winner for Economic Sciences in 1999, has mainly researched in the field of optimum currency area, and his work remains one of the pillars of analysis in the assessment of the effectiveness of a single currency. While political tests, such as those in place in the UK for the decision to join the Euro, bare little to no resemblance to the key OCA criteria contributed to by Mundell, economic theorists use the OCA criteria in literature as the most effective method of analysis for the success of a single currency. Robert Alexander Mundell C.C. (born October 24, 1932) is a professor of economics at Columbia University. ... In economics, an optimum currency area (OCA), also known as an optimal currency region (OCR), is a geographical region in which it would maximize economic efficiency to have the entire region share a single currency. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


The Mundell-Fleming model was also an effective extension of the IS-LM analysis to factor in the impact of international equilibrium, and is the basis of analysis over the relative merits of fixed or floating exchange rates. The Mundell-Fleming model is an economic model first set forth by Robert Mundell and Marcus Fleming. ... In finance, the exchange rate between two currencies specifies how much one currency is worth in terms of the other. ...


George Akerlof, the Nobel Prize winner for Economic Sciences in 2001, is perhaps best known for his article, "The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism", published in Quarterly Journal of Economics in 1970, in which he identified the severe problems that may afflict markets characterized by asymmetrical information. George Arthur Akerlof (born June 17, 1940) is an American economist and Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. ... In economics, information asymmetry occurs when one party to a transaction has more or better information than the other party. ...


Also of note is the LSE economist A.W. Phillips, who, while never receiving a Nobel Prize for his work, made his most well-known contribution in the Phillips curve, which he first described in 1958. The Phillips Curve has proved instrumental in the further understanding of government economic policy regarding employment and inflation. Alban William Phillips (1914 – March, 1975) was an influential economist in the middle of the twentieth century. ... The Phillips curve is a historical inverse relation between the rate of unemployment and the rate of inflation in an economy. ... The Phillips curve is a historical inverse relation between the rate of unemployment and the rate of inflation in an economy. ...


Beyond the great academic contributions, the general work of the university and its graduates continues to have a large impact on the field of economics. The IDEAS Economic Research Assessment January 2006 placed the London School of Economics and Political Science as the 3rd best University Economics research department in the world, and the best outside the US. Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...


Yale University's 1999 analysis on the impact of Econometrics research, analysing the work of the best 100 Economics Ph. D graduates, from institutions across the globe, placed the LSE as 1st in the world, and as the only institution with over 2000 pages of published research to its graduates' names. [33] Yale redirects here. ... Econometrics is concerned with the tasks of developing and applying quantitative or statistical methods to the study and elucidation of economic principles. ...


The UK Research Assessment Exercise has rated the LSE Economics department as 5*A (the top grade) in the last two audits (1996 and 2001).[34] Many other non-governmental rankings exist, generally placing LSE economic research labs and departments amongst the top 20 in the world, and mostly in the top position outside the US [35]. Where concentration areas within economics are considered, the LSE is ranked generally amongst the top 12 research institutions in the world.[36] The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an exercise undertaken every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions. ...


Vithal S. Vartikar Professor of Economics at Waynesburg College, PA.


Notable alumni and staff

See List of London School of Economics people This is a list of noted alumni or faculty of the London School of Economics. ...


LSE has a long list of alumni and former staff spanning many walks of life from international politics, business, law and finance to authors, musicians, actors and internationally recognised academics. Among them are fifteen Nobel Prize winners in Economics, Peace and Literature. Most recently, this list was boosted in 2007 by the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Economics to Leonid Hurwicz. The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (in Swedish Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field of economics. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... René-François-Armand Prudhomme (1839–1907), a French poet and essayist, was the first person to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901, in special recognition of his poetic composition, which gives evidence of lofty idealism, artistic perfection and a rare combination of the qualities of both heart... Leonid Leo Hurwicz (born August 21, 1917, Moscow, Russia) is Regents’ Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. ...


Nobel Laureates

Year Recipient Prize
1925 George Bernard Shaw Literature
1950 Ralph Bunche Peace
1950 Bertrand Russell Literature
1959 Philip Noel-Baker Peace
1972 Sir John Hicks Economics
1974 Friedrich von Hayek Economics
1977 James Meade Economics
Year Recipient Prize
1979 Sir William Arthur Lewis Economics
1987 Óscar Arias Peace
1990 Merton Miller Economics
1991 Ronald Coase Economics
1998 Amartya Sen Economics
1999 Robert Mundell Economics
2001 George Akerlof Economics
2007 Leonid Hurwicz Economics

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Heads of State or Government

LSE alumni include forty-two international heads of state or heads of government, including five current heads of state of government: Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Anote Tong of Kiribati, Sergei Stanishev of Bulgaria and Óscar Arias of Costa Rica, as well as Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Mwai Kibaki (born November 15, 1931) is the President of Kenya. ... Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of Denmark. ... Anote Tong (in Chinese, 湯安諾; pinyin: Tāng Ä€nnuò — his family name is of Chinese origin but it is now considered as Gilbertese by Kiribati people) (born 1952) is the president of Kiribati. ... Sergei Stanishev Sergei Dmitrievich Stanishev (Bulgarian: Сергей Станишев) (born May 5, 1966), Bulgarian politician, is Chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). ... Óscar Arias Sánchez (born 13 September 1940, in Heredia, Costa Rica) is the current President of Costa Rica, a position he also held from 1986-1990. ... His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway was born 20 July 1973 in Oslo. ...


Other notable former heads of state include Romano Prodi of Italy who recently resigned his position, Marek Belka (Prime Minister of Poland, 2004-2005), Sher Bahadur Deuba (Prime Minister of Nepal, 1995-1997, 2001-2002, 2004-2005), Heinrich Brüning (Chancellor of Germany, 1930-1932), Sri K. R. Narayanan (President of India, 1997-2002), Percival Patterson (Prime Minister of Jamaica, 1992-2006), Constantine Simitis (Prime Minister of Greece, 1996-2004) and Pierre Trudeau and Kim Campbell, former Prime Ministers of Canada, 1968-1979/1980-1984 and 1993 respectively, Moshe Sharett, Lee Kuan Yew and Jomo Kenyatta also attended the LSE. Additionally, former heads of state or government in a further twenty-three countries, including Jamaica, Poland, Estonia, Nepal, Fiji, Peru, India, Mauritius and Greece have studied at the LSE. Prodi redirects here. ... Marek Belka (pronounce: [marεk bεlka]) (b. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of Poland. ... The position of Prime Minister of Nepal was created in 1799. ... Heinrich Brüning on a Centre Party election poster (German Resistance Museum, Berlin) Dr. Heinrich Brüning ( ) (November 26, 1885 – March 30, 1970) was a German politician during the Weimer Republic. ... The head of government of Germany is called Chancellor (German: Kanzler). ... An acronym SRI may refer to one of the following: Socially Responsible Investment. ... Kocheril Raman Narayanan (Malayalam: കോച്ചേരില്‍ രാമന്‍ നാരായണന്‍; 4 February 1921 — 9 November 2005), also known as K. R. Narayanan, was the tenth President of the Republic of India. ... The President of India (Hindi: Rashtrapati) is the head of state and first citizen of India and the Supreme Commander of the Indian armed forces. ... The Right Honourable Percival Noel James Patterson (born April 10, 1935) is the current Prime Minister of Jamaica (since 1992) and is the leader of the Jamaican Peoples National Party. ... The Prime Minister of Jamaica is Jamaicas head of government, currently Bruce Golding. ... Costas Simitis Constantinos Georgiou Simitis (born June 23, 1936), usually known as Costas Simitis, was Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) from 1996 to 2004. ... Note on Greek names: There is no firm convention for the rendering of Greek personal names into English. ... “Trudeau” redirects here. ... This article is about the former Canadian Prime Minster. ... Moshe Sharett (Hebrew: משה שרת); born Moshe Shertok (Hebrew: משה שרתוק), (October 15, 1894 – July 7, 1965) was the second Prime Minister of Israel (1954-1955), serving for a little under two years between David Ben-Gurions two terms. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Li) Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born September 16, 1923; also spelled Lee Kwan-Yew), was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. ... Jomo Kenyatta (October 20, 1889 – August 22, 1978) served as the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and President (1964–1978) of Kenya. ...


In addition, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States (1961-1963) attended with his brothers Joseph and Bobby, whilst Lord Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1945-1951) taught at the School. John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC (3 January 1883 – 8 October 1967) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ...


Government and Politics

Twenty-nine current British Members of Parliament, including Ruth Kelly, Ed Miliband and Yvette Cooper, all members of the current Cabinet are alumni of the LSE. In addition, forty-three current peers of the House of Lords also attended the School, including Lord Stern who is current IG Patel Chair. Notable British MPs who were educated at LSE include Margaret Hodge, Edwina Currie, Baronness Virginia Bottomley and Frank Dobson. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs for both Norway and Finland are former PhD students of LSE. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Ruth Maria Kelly (born 9 May 1968) is a British politician. ... Edward Samuel Miliband (born December 24, 1969, London, England) is a British economist and British politician. ... Yvette Cooper (born 20 March 1969) British politician. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Nicholas Stern Sir Nicholas Stern, FBA (born 22 April 1946) is a British economist and academic. ... Rt. ... Edwina Currie Jones née Cohen, (born 13 October 1946) is a former British Member of Parliament. ... The Right Honourable Virginia Hilda Brunette Maxwell Bottomley, Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, PC (born March 12, 1948), née Virginia Garnett, is a British Conservative Party politician. ... The Right Honourable Frank Gordon Dobson (born March 15, 1940) is a British politician and member of Parliament for Holborn and St. ...


Business and Finance

Often cited as the breeding ground for The City, the LSE has produced many businessmen and financiers over the years. Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ...

George Soros (BSc '52) speaking to the LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia.
George Soros (BSc '52) speaking to the LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia.

The current Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, and a further five graduates of the LSE (Andrew Sentance, Tim Besley, Chief Economist Charles Bean, Deputy Governor Rachel Lomax and external member David Blanchflower) now sit on the Monetary Policy Committee which determines interest rates, manages inflation[37]. Image File history File linksMetadata Soros_talk_in_Malaysia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Soros_talk_in_Malaysia. ... Soros redirects here. ... Headquarters Coordinates , , Governor Mervyn King Central Bank of United Kingdom Currency Pound sterling ISO 4217 Code GBP Base borrowing rate 5. ... Mervyn Allister King (born March 30, 1948) is Governor of the Bank of England. ... Dr Andrew Sentance became an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England on 1 October 2006. ... Timothy J. Besley has served on the Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to present. ... Charlie Bean (Born September 16, 1953) is Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Bank of England. ... Rachel Lomax became Deputy Governor of the Bank of England on July 1, 2003. ... David Graham Blanchflower (born March 2, 1952) is a leading labour economist, currently a tenured economics professor at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and an external member of the Bank of Englands interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). ... The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is a committee of the Bank of England, which meets every month to decide the official interest rate in the United Kingdom. ...


Several billionaires including Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easygroup, .Lord Saatchi, George Soros, Robert Kaplan, Michael S. Jeffries, Sir Gordon Brunton, Richard Nesbitt all studied at the LSE. The current Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Clara Furse is a graduate of the School. The first Governor of Australia's central bank Nugget Coombs, Syed Ali Raza, President and Chairman of the Bank of Pakistan and the international banker and statesman David Rockefeller (whose family, along with the Rockefeller Foundation, financially supported the institution in the postwar period) also attended and finally one of the biggest investors in the Indian stock market, Anirudh Rao presently managing the Shah International mutual funds, ranked among the top 10 Indian mutual funds. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, KBE (born 14 February 1967 in Athens) is a Greek-Cypriot born British entrepreneur and is best known for setting up easyJet, a low-cost airline. ... The easyGroup, founded in 1998, is the holding company controlling the “easy” ventures; it is privately owned by Stelios Haji-Ioannou. ... Lord Saatchi Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi, born June 21, 1946 is the co-founder of advertising agencies Saatchi and Saatchi and M&C Saatchi. ... Soros redirects here. ... There are several notable individuals named Robert Kaplan, among them: Robert D. Kaplan, a travel writer, essayist, and international correspondent for The Atlantic; author of Balkan Ghosts, The Coming Anarchy, Warrior Politics, and numerous other books about culture, international relations, and liberal democracy Robert P. Bob Kaplan, a Canadian Liberal... CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch, based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Sir Gordon Charles Brunton KBE (born December 27, 1921 London) is a British businessman, publisher and racehorse owner/breeder. ... Richard William Nesbitt is the current CEO of the Toronto Stock Exchange. ... Clara Furse is the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange. ... Herbert Cole Coombs (24 February 1906 - 29 October 1997), referred to in his professional life as Dr. H. C. Coombs but commonly known as Nugget Coombs, Australian economist and public servant, was born born near Perth, Western Australia, one of six children of a railway station-master. ... Syed Ali Raza is the President and Chairman of the National Bank of Pakistan. ... David Rockefeller, Sr. ... The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is a prominent philanthropic organization based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. ...


Arts and Media

Sir Mick Jagger, frontman of The Rolling Stones, naturalist Sir David Attenborough, Academy Award nominated producer Frederick M. Zollo, one of Al'Margir band singers, Felicia Jensen and British actress Jaime Murray all attended the School. Other alumni include Edward R. Pressman, renowned historian David Starkey, Jules O'Riordan, Loyd Grossman, Robert Kilroy-Silk, Kirsty Lang, Barbara Serra, Martin Lewis, Robert Elms, Rod Liddle, Val Venis, Josh Chetwynd, Keith Murdoch, BBC Chief Washington Correspondent Justin Webb, James Floyd and Mark Urban. Monica Lewinsky graduated from the School in 2006, whilst British actor Andrew Simpson and former Big Brother contestant Michael Cheshire both currently attend the School. Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger (born July 26, 1943) is a English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS (born on 8 May 1926 in London, England) is one of the worlds most acclaimed broadcasters and naturalists. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Frederick M. Zollo is an Academy Award nominated American producer of both stage and screen. ... Jaime Murray (born October 27, 1978) is a British actress. ... Edward R. Pressman (born 1943) is a film producer. ... David Robert Starkey (born January 3, 1945) is one of Englands best-known historians, and a specialist in the Tudor period. ... Judge Jules is a British dance music DJ. Born on October 26, 1966 as Julius ORiordan, he was educated at University College School and the London School of Economics. ... Loyd Daniel Gilman Grossman, OBE, FSA (born September 16, 1950) is an English-American television presenter and chef who mainly works in the United Kingdom. ... Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born 19 May 1942) is a British politician and is well-known as the presenter of his former daytime television confessional talk show Kilroy. ... Kirsty Lang presenting a BBC News bulletin on BBC World. ... Barbara Serra (born 1975, Milan) is an Italian born British based journalist, producer and TV News Reader, who presents at weekends on Al Jazeera. ... This article is about the British financial journalist. ... Robert Elms is an English writer, broadcaster and D.J. for BBC London 94. ... Rod Liddle (born 1960) is a controversial British journalist best known for his term as editor of BBC Radio 4s Today programme. ... Sean Morley, better known as Val Venis or The Big Valbowski (born on March 6, 1971 in Oakville, Ontario) is a professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Josh in the GB dugout Josh Chetwynd is the baseball analyst for Five a UK TV channel where he works with Jonny Gould on MLB on Five. ... Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch with Rupert Murdoch and one of his sisters in 1937, departing Melbourne by sea for Britain Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch (August 12, 1886 - October 4, 1952) was an jewish Australian journalist and the father of Rupert Murdoch. ... Justin Webb became BBCs chief radio and Washington correspondent in 2001. ... James Floyd (born 13 August 1985) is a British-born and raised actor of Anglo-Indian descent, son of Englishman Peter and a South Asian Indian mother Leela. ... Mark Urban is a British journalist, author and broadcaster, he is diplomatic editor for BBC Twos Newsnight. ... Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom the former United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an inappropriate relationship[1] while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. ... Andrew Simpson as Steven Connolly in Notes on a Scandal. ... Shows Series Big Brother is a reality television series broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Channel 4 and E4. ... A total of 22 housemates participated in the seventh series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week, a housemate was voted to be evicted by the general public until the winner, Pete Bennett was left. ...


Law and Judiciary

Cherie Booth QC, the wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, received her LLB from the LSE, whilst Baron Grabiner stepped down as Chair of the Court in December 2007. Sir Charles Webster the founder of the United Nations is also an LSE graduate, as are Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, first law minister of India and chief architect of Indian constitution, Makhdoom Ali Khan Barrister Lincoln's Inn, former Attorney General of Pakistan and ex-offico Chairman Pakistan Bar Council, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Anthony Kennedy, International Court of Justice president Rosalyn Higgins, and International Court of Justice judge Manfred Lachs. Cherie Blair QC (born in Bury, Greater Manchester on September 23, 1954), better known as the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is also a successful lawyer, in which capacity she uses her maiden name Cherie Booth. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Sir Charles Kingsley Webster (1886-04-25 – 1961) was a British historian and diplomat. ... UN redirects here. ... Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Marathi: डा. भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर) (April 14, 1891 — December 6, 1956) was an Indian jurist, scholar, Bahujan political leader and a Buddhist revivalist, who is the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. ... The Constitution of India, the worlds lengthiest written constitution (with 395 articles and 8 schedules) was passed by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949. ... Makhdoom Ali Khan (Barrister Lincolns Inn, Born January 9, 1954), is the youngest current practising Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan. ... Part of Lincolns Inn drawn by Thomas Shepherd c. ... Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are the members of the Supreme Court of the United States other than the Chief Justice of the United States. ... This article is about the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. ... The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. ... Rosalyn Higgins, Baroness Higgins, DBE, QC (b. ... Manfred Lachs (April 21, 1914 - January 14, 1993) was a Polish diplomat and jurist who greatly influenced in the development of international law after World War II. He attended the University of Krakow and the London School of Economics. ...


Shami Chakrabarti, the current Director of Liberty and the renowned barrister and former Indian cabinet minister A.K.Sen were also scholars at the school. Shami Chakrabarti CBE (born in London, June 16, 1969) has been the director of Liberty, a British pressure group, since September 2003. ...


Philosophy of Science

The Philosophy Department was founded by Sir Karl Popper and has served as a place of study and teaching for well-known philosophers of science such as Paul Feyerabend and Imre Lakatos. Nancy Cartwright, one of the most eminent philosophers of science, is currently a professor in the Department. Two of the top 100 richest billionaires in the world, George Soros and Spiro Latsis, studied philosophy under Popper and Lakatos respectively. Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH, MA, Ph. ... Paul Karl Feyerabend (January 13, 1924 – February 11, 1994) was an Austrian-born philosopher of science best known for his work as a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked for three decades (1958-1989). ... Imre Lakatos (November 9, 1922 – February 2, 1974) was a philosopher of mathematics and science. ... Nancy Cartwright (born 1943) is a professor of philosophy at the London School of Economics and the University of California at San Diego. ... Soros redirects here. ... Spiro Latsis is a Greek businessman and one of the worlds richest people, in 2006 ranked 51st by Forbes on the Worlds Billionaires list at US$9. ...


Fictitious

Fictional former Prime Minister of Great Britain and former Minister for Administrative Affairs, James Hacker, studied economics at the LSE in the critically acclaimed Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister television series, as did fictional US president Jed Bartlett from NBC's acclaimed television series The West Wing. . The updated biography of literary superspy James Bond following the release of Casino Royale (2006) states that his father, Andrew Bond, attended LSE also. Current student Rob Ooorthuysen-Dunne also claims to have been awarded the fictitious Bachelor of Fadgenomics degree, which is not a possible qualification to attain at the school. Information Occupation Minister/Prime Minister Title The Right Honourable Relationships Anne Annie Hacker Children Lucy Hacker Portrayed by Paul Eddington The Right Honourable James (Jim) George Hacker, Baron Hacker of Islington KG PC, BSc (Lond. ... Yes Minister is a satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC television and radio between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. ... Yes, (prime) minister: Sir Humphrey Appleby, James Jim Hacker, Bernard Woolley Yes, Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister are British sitcoms about the struggle between (Dr) James Jim Hacker (played by Paul Eddington), the government minister of the (fictional) Department of Administrative Affairs (and later as Prime Minister) and... Josiah Edward Jed Bartlet, President of the United States is a fictional character played by Martin Sheen on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about a TV show. ... Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. ... Casino Royale, previously known by its working title Bond 21, will be the 21st James Bond film produced by EON Productions. ...


A new lobby

Recent press reports have identified the LSE as part of a new group of universities which has started to act as a self-conscious elite lobby and pressure group: known commonly as the 'G5'.[38][39] According to the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), the five are the LSE, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University College London, and it describes them as the "super-elite" (as all five are already members of the elite Russell Group).[40] The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ... LSE may refer to: London School of Economics and Political Science, specialist constituent college of the University of London London Stock Exchange LSE (programming language), a programming language developed in France for minicomputer usage during the 1970s with influence from BASIC. In socionics, a Logical-Sensory Extrovert. ... Affiliations Russell Group Association of MBAs IDEA League Association of Commonwealth Universities Golden Triangle Oak Ridge Associated Universities Nobel laureates 14 Website http://www. ... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... Affiliations: University of London Russell Group LERU EUA ACU Golden Triangle G5 Website: http://www. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The 'G5' have begun to meet regularly and formally to plan their own path through the upheavals that are currently transforming British higher education, and to lobby for their own particular interests in maintaining the standards at the sharp end of tertiary education in the UK.


It has been reported in the THES [41][42] that, "The group, which calls itself the G5, warns that without more money to support its high-quality teaching, its members will turn away British undergraduates and focus instead on overseas and postgraduate students, whose fees cover most of the full cost of their courses. The new group has been meeting in secret for a few months. Few vice-chancellors know of its existence as a fully fledged grouping. The G5's goal is to secure extra state cash above the £3,000 student top-up fees likely from 2006 to cover the full costs of home and European Union undergraduates on their courses. The G5 group will make a case for special treatment for its members." In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... Top-up fees (not their official name) are a new way of charging tuition to undergraduate and PGCE students who study at universities in the United Kingdom from the 2006-2007 academic year onwards. ...


Sir Richard Sykes, rector of Imperial, said: "Imperial does not have any cheap courses. We will press the government to recognise this or lift the [£3,000] cap [on fees]. If they say our courses are too high quality and too expensive, we will not reduce our quality. We will have to look at expanding the number of postgraduates and overseas undergraduates we take." [43] Sir Richard Sykes, DSc, FRS, FMedSci, (born 1942) is the current Rector of Imperial College. ...


These five colleges have been noted to share the following attributes which appear to have been the common binding factors: strong research outputs, high teaching ratings, many famous names in public life, a major impact on global affairs and policy, and big international standing in academia. They also have some of the most influential and active student unions, with the overall University of London Student Union standing out for notable activism against successive governments, ranging from the 1968 storming of Downing Street, to recent protests over the War on Iraq and student "top-up" fees. Website http://www. ... Downing Street looking west. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the...


The LSE is also member of a new group known as the Golden Triangle, made up of Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Imperial and KCL. The last four are each notable colleges of the University of London, and are often regarded as universities[44] in their own right. All have made progress towards gaining the right to award their own degrees. The Golden Triangle is a group of leading research UK universities. ...


Governance

Unlike other British universities and institutions, the LSE does not follow the model of having a ceremonial Chancellor and a 'chief executive' figure of a Vice-Chancellor responsible for the overall running of the university. Instead, there is a single Director, responsible solely for the running of the School with a Board of Trustees and the Court of Governors, which is more similar to a corporation. For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ...

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As a specialist college of the University of London, the ceremonial Chancellor of The Princess Royal is also linked with the School. Princess Anne, the current Princess Royal Princess Royal is a style customarily (but not automatically) awarded by a British monarch to his or her eldest daughter. ...


Degrees

The LSE awards academic degrees spanning bachelor's and master's degrees as well as junior doctorates and higher doctorates. The postnominals awarded are the degree abbreviations used commonly among British universities.

Student's revising in Lincoln's Inn Fields
Student's revising in Lincoln's Inn Fields

From 1902, following its inception to the University of London, and up until 2007, the School granted degrees on behalf of the federal university, that is from Lond. (Londiniensis) as common with all other colleges of the University, for example BSc London. Recently, such a system has come under scrutiny from some quarters, with the need to stress the exact college, and not solely a London degree. As such, in 2007 the LSE was granted the power, for the first time to begin awarding its own degrees from June 2008[45]. Students graduating from 2008 onwards may choose instead receive a degree from the LSE, rather than London, e.g. - BSc London School of Economics and Political Science believed to be solely abbreviated to BSc LSE for ease of use. Lincolns Inn Fields is the largest public square in London. ...


In a statement from Director Sir Howard Davies, it was announced that while the LSE, UCL and KCL have decided to remain within the University of London for the time-being, students entering from September 2007 onwards would receive these new degrees. Those graduating in 2008 will be offered the chance to receive either a University of London degree or an LSE degree. In many aspects, this would apparently contradict the terms of membership of the University of London, as colleges are not universities and therefore degree issuing institutions in their own right. Presumably some new basis of membership has been agreed, which allows the LSE to award students its own degrees, as well as clearer independence from the University, which is looking ever more likely over the next few years. Sir Howard Davies is Director of the London School of Economics. ...


As part of the decision, the LSE will begin to use its own formal academic wear (gowns etc.) and issue its own certificates.


There has been a mixed debate on the new format for awarding degrees, especially within the LSE's Student Union. Whilst some agree that it undermines the membership and clout of London degrees, especially for other constituent institutions of the University of London, the decision for the LSE to award its own degrees has been met with great praise from students.


Location and Transport

The LSE is well situated in Westminster, between Covent Garden, Aldwych and Temple Bar, bordering the City of London. It resides adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice, Lincoln’s Fields and Kingsway, in what use to be Clare Market. The School is inside the central London Congestion Charging zone, and in common with all of central London, parking is virtually impossible. photo taken by lonpicman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... photo taken by lonpicman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state Constituent country Region Greater London Status City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor David Lewis  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - Total 1. ... The main entrance The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is a building in London, which houses the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. ... Kingsway is a major road in central London. ... Clare Market was an area of London to the west of Lincolns Inn Fields, between the Strand and Drury Lane. ...


Its location means it is often at the centre of many national celebrations, notably the annual Lord Mayor's Parade where access to Houghton Street and the south part of the campus is restricted by Police and floats preparing for the return journey from the Royal Courts. On 6 April 2008, the London leg of the Olympic Torch Relay directly passed the campus and LSE's buildings. is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


The nearest London Underground stations are Holborn, Temple and Covent Garden, with Aldwych having closed in 1994. Charing Cross, at the other end of Strand is the nearest mainline station, whilst London Waterloo is ten minutes walk across the River Thames, offering access to south England and the west country. For nearly 15 years, Waterloo International was situated across the River from campus, providing easy access to continental Europe, however, as of 14 November 2007, Eurostar services have moved to St Pancras International, which is approximately 25 minutes walk from campus. Buses to Aldwych and Kingsway will stop right outside the School at Houghton Street. The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... Holborn tube station Decorated metal panels on Central Line platforms at Holborn, near the British Museum. ... Categories: Circle Line stations | District Line stations | London Underground stubs ... Signage on the platforms Covent Garden is a London Underground station in Covent Garden. ... Aldwych tube station is a disused station formerly on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground. ... Charing Cross railway station. ... Facade of Waterloo Station, London Waterloo is a major train station and transport interchange located in the Waterloo district of London, which was itself named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... St Pancras International is the terminus for Eurostar trains at St Pancras railway station, in the area of central London, between the new British Library building to the west and Kings Cross Station to the east. ...


Notes

  1. "LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995", Oxford University Press, June 1, 1995.
  2. "Determined Challengers Keep Heat On The Elite", The Times Higher Education Supplement, October 28, 2005
  3. "Outstanding library and archive collections receive national recognition", MLA News, October 28, 2005
  4. "1969: LSE closes over student clashes", BBC News
  5. "JEEA Published Ranking", "Source: Table 3 of Pantelis Kalaitzidakis, Theofanis P. Mamuneas, and Thanasis Stengos (2003)"
  6. "Top 200 universities: evolution over time", "ULB 6/17/02"
  7. "EconPh.D Net Dec 1, 2005", "EconPh. D Net"
  8. "Cowles, Yale", "Francisco Cribari-Neto, Mark J. Jensen and Álvaro A. Novo, "Research in Econometric Theory: Quantitative and Qualitative Productivity Rankings," Econometric Theory, 1999"
  9. "HERO 1996", "UK Research Assessment Exercise 1996"
  10. "HERO 2001", "UK Research Assessment Exercise 2001"
  11. "IDEAS Research Assessment UK top 20% of Departments & World top 5% of Departments", "IDEAS, University of Connecticut, Top 20% UK institutions"

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References

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  3. ^ About LSE - LSE Website. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  4. ^ The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2007 - Profile for London School of Economics. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  5. ^ The Russell Group Home Page. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  6. ^ CEMSIC Home Page. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  7. ^ Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  8. ^ Universities UK Home Page. Retrieved on 2008-01-13.
  9. ^ "A Time Honoured Tradition" at The Guardian Online.
  10. ^ BBC News - Politics "Ministers press on with ID cards".
  11. ^ "LSE ID Card Report".
  12. ^ BBC News - Politics "Government staves off ID rebels".
  13. ^ "A Time Honoured Tradition" at The Guardian Online.
  14. ^ "Cambridge and LSE in 'soft' A-levels revolt" at The Telegraph Online.
  15. ^ Coffee House - The Spectator Blog "Clegg Cleans Up" at The Spectator Online.
  16. ^ "Clegg calls for radical grassroots innovation in public services" at the Liberal Democrat website.
  17. ^ {{cite web |url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/sunday_times_university_guide/article2496158.ece |title=2008 Sunday Times University Guide - LSE Profile
  18. ^ LSE Undergraduate Prospectus
  19. ^ http://www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk/single.htm?ipg=6543
  20. ^ LSE Language Centre
  21. ^ http://www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk/single.htm?ipg=6543
  22. ^ BBC website: LSE Student Protests.
  23. ^ BBC website: On This Day - LSE Student Protests.
  24. ^ The Good University Guide League Table. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  25. ^ Going it alone. EducationGuardian August 2, 2005. Retrieved on 2006-11-20.
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External links

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The Stockholm School of Economics or Handelshögskolan is a business school and private university in Stockholm, Sweden. ... ESADE Madrid building With a vision committed to personal development and social responsibility, ESADEs unique and innovative learning model, a pioneer in Europe, is based on the development of professional and management skills and abilities. ... The view on the city from the nearby hills. ... This is a list of universities in the United Kingdom. ... Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge & Chelmsford The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Bournemouth University of the Arts London Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Chelsea College of Art and Design London College of Communication London College of Fashion Wimbledon College of Art Aston University, Birmingham University... Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Anglia Polytechnic, is a university in England, with campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. ... Aston University from the Aston Expressway Aston University is a plate glass campus university, situated on a 40-acre (0. ... The University of Bath is a campus university located in Bath, England. ... Bath Spa University is a university based in, and around, Bath, England. ... University of Bedfordshire - Luton Campus The University of Bedfordshire is a university created by the merger of the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University on 1 August 2006 following approval by the Privy Council. ... Website http://www. ... Birmingham City University (formerly Birmingham Polytechnic and the University of Central England in Birmingham) is a University in the city of Birmingham, England. ... The University of Central England in Birmingham (UCE) is located in Birmingham, England. ... The University of Bolton (formerly Bolton Institute of Higher Education) is a university in Bolton in the United Kingdom. ... Bournemouth University is a university in and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth, UK (although its main campus is actually situated in neighbouring Poole). ... The University of Bradford is a university in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Brighton (formerly Brighton Polytechnic until its re-designation in 1992) is a multi-site university based in the city of Brighton & Hove (England). ... The University of Bristol is a university in Bristol, England. ... Statue of Brunel at the University Brunel University is a university situated in West London, England. ... The University of Buckingham is the only private university in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... Christchurch College redirects here. ... The University of Central Lancashire (or UCLan) is a university based in Preston, UK, which until January 2007 had additional campuses in Carlisle and Penrith. ... The University of Chester is a university based in the city of Chester in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Chichester is a new university based in West Sussex, England. ... City University London is a British university based at Northampton Square in Clerkenwell, London (). Its official name is The City University. ... Coventry University is a post-1992 university in Coventry, UK. Under the terms of the Further and Higher Education Act of 1992, the institutions name was changed from Coventry Polytechnic to Coventry University. ... Cranfield University is a British postgraduate university based on three campuses. ... The University of Cumbria is a new university, due to open in August 2007. ... De Montfort University (DMU) is a British university situated in Leicester, England. ... The University of Derby is a university in the city of Derby, England. ... Affiliations 1994 Group European University Association Association of MBAs EQUIS Universities UK N8 Group Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... UEA redirects here. ... University of East London Docklands Campus The University of East London (UEL) is a university in East London. ... Edge Hill University is situated in Ormskirk in Lancashire, England. ... The University of Essex rules is a British plate glass university. ... The University of Exeter (usually abbreviated as Exon. ... The University of Gloucestershire is a University in Gloucestershire, England, with campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. ... Statue of George II in the Grand Square of the University, with the dome above the Chapel entrance to the left. ... The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, from which the university takes its name. ... The University of Huddersfield is a University in the town of Huddersfield, England. ... The Venn Building The University of Hull, also known as Hull University, is an English university located in Hull (or Kingston upon Hull), a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Affiliations Russell Group Association of MBAs IDEA League Association of Commonwealth Universities Golden Triangle Oak Ridge Associated Universities Nobel laureates 14 Website http://www. ... Keele University is a research-intensive campus university located near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. ... Affiliations University Alliance Association of Commonwealth Universities European University Association Website http://www. ... Kingston University is a university in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, south-west London. ... Affiliations 1994 Group N8 Group Association of MBAs North West Universities Association Website http://www. ... The University of Leeds is a major teaching and research university, one of the largest in the United Kingdom with over 32,000 full-time students. ... Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds Metropolitan University is a university with campuses in Leeds and Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. ... University of Leicester seen from Victoria Park - Left to right: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower, the Charles Wilson building. ... This page is about the British university. ... The University of Liverpool is a university in the city of Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool Hope University is a university in Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool John Moores University is a university in Liverpool, England. ... London Metropolitan University (sometimes abbreviated LMU or London Met) is a university in London. ... London South Bank University is one of the oldest universities in central London with over 23,000 students and 1,700 staff based in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Loughborough University is located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. ... Affiliations: Russell Group, EUA, N8 Group, NWUA, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Association of Commonwealth Universities Website: http://www. ... Manchester Metropolitan University is a new English university based in the city of Manchester. ... Middlesex University is a university in north London, England, located in the historic county boundaries of Middlesex (from which it takes its name). ... For the Australian university, see University of Newcastle, Australia. ... This article is about The University of Northampton in the present day; for the University in existence from 1261 to 1265, see University of Northampton (thirteenth century). ... Northumbria University is a modern university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. ... The University of Nottingham is a leading research university in the city of Nottingham, in the East Midlands of England. ... Arkwright Building Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a university in Nottingham, England. ... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England. ... The University of Plymouth is the largest university in the southwest of England, with over 30,000 students and is the fifth largest UK university based on student population. ... The University of Portsmouth is the only university in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire. ... Whiteknights Lake Whiteknights Lake in winter The University Great Hall, on the London Road Campus The University of Reading is a university in the English town of Reading, Berkshire. ... Roehampton University is a campus university situated on two major sites at Roehampton in south-west London, in the United Kingdom. ... The Darwin Building at Kensington Gore The Royal College of Art (RCA) is a university in London, England. ... Mascot: Lion Affiliations: University Alliance Association of Commonwealth Universities Northern Consortium United Kingdom North West Universities Association Website: http://www. ... The University of Sheffield is a research university, located in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. ... Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a university in Sheffield, England. ... The University of Southampton is a university situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of Great Britain. ... Not to be confused with the University of Southampton. ... Staffordshire University is a university with its main campus based in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and with other campuses in Stafford & Lichfield. ... St Peters Campus The University of Sunderland is located in the City of Sunderland in North East England. ... The University of Surrey is a public university in Guildford, England. ... The University of Sussex (also known colloquially as Sussex Uni) is an English campus university which is situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, and is four miles from Brighton. ... The University of Teesside, based in Middlesbrough, England, has a student body of 20,685 students as of 2005. ... Thames Valley University (TVU) is a British university based on campuses in Slough, Reading and Ealing, all in the Thames Valley area west of London. ... The University of Warwick is a British campus university located on the outskirts of Coventry, West Midlands, England and is regarded as one of the countrys leading universities. ... UWE redirects here. ... The University of Westminster is a university in London, England, formed in 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, which allowed the London Polytechnic (Polytechnic of Central London or PCL ) to rename itself as a university. ... The University of Winchester is a university in Winchester in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Wolverhampton is a British university, located on four campuses across the West Midlands and Shropshire. ... The University of Worcester is a university in Worcester in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the British university. ... York St John University (formerly known variously as York St John University College, College of Ripon and York St John, York St John College or Ripon and York St John College of the University of Leeds) is located in York, England. ... Website http://www. ... Birkbeck, University of London, sometimes referred to by its former name Birkbeck College or by the abbreviation BBK, is a College of the University of London. ... The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. ... The Courtauld Institute of Art is a listed organisation of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art. ... The Main Building The Ben Pimlott Building The Library Warmington Tower Goldsmiths, University of London (founded in 1891 as Goldsmiths Technical and Recreative Institute, rebranded from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006[2]) is a constituent college of the University of London specialising in teaching of and research into... Heythrop College is a college of the University of London situated in Kensington Square, Kensington, London. ... The Institute of Cancer Research is a college within the University of London. ... The Institute of Education (IoE) is a postgraduate college and part of the University of London. ... For other uses, see Kings College. ... Affiliations: University of London Website: http://www. ... Main entrance The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM or the London School) is a leading postgraduate institution in Europe for public health and tropical medicine, and is associated with the World Health Organization (WHO). ... Affiliations: University of London Association of Commonwealth Universities 1994 Group Website: http://www. ... The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the worlds leading music institutions. ... Affiliations 1994 Group University of London ACU AMBA Website http://www. ... The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. ... St Georges, University of London (SGUL) is a specialist medical college of the University of London. ... The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a specialist constituent of the University of London committed to the arts and humanities, languages and cultures and the law and social sciences concerning Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East. ... Affiliations: University of London Russell Group LERU EUA ACU Golden Triangle G5 Website: http://www. ... The University of the Arts London is a federal university and one of Europes largest and leading centres for education in art communication and design. ... Camberwell College of Arts is one of the University of the Arts Londons six constituent colleges, and is one of the worlds foremost art and design institutions. ... Central Saint Martins - Southampton Row, Holborn Central Saint Martins (ex-St Martins) in Charing Cross Road. ... Chelsea College of Art and Design (North Block). ... Lebanese Communist Party London College of Communication The London College of Communication (formerly the London College of Printing, and briefly London College of Printing and Distributive Trades) is one of the six constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London. ... London College of Fashion frontage above Oxford Street The London College of Fashion is a member of the University of the Arts London It specialises in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fashion and related industries. ... Wimbledon College of Art is an art school based in Wimbledon and Merton Park, south-west London. ... 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Glasgow Caledonian University is a university in Glasgow, Scotland. ... The entrance to main reception at the Edinburgh campus. ... Napier University is a university in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Queen Margaret University (formerly Queen Margaret University College) is a university in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Robert Gordon University (often known as RGU) is a modern university located in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... St Marys College Bute Medical School St Leonards College[5][6] Affiliations 1994 Group Website http://www. ... The University of Stirling (Scottish Gaelic: ), (Scots: Varsitie o Stirlin), (Latin: Universitas Strivilinse) is a campus university, founded in 1967, in Stirling, Scotland. ... The University of Strathclyde (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a university in Glasgow, Scotland. ... It is proposed to create The University of The West of Scotland by a merger of the University of Paisley and Bell College in Autumn (fall) 2008. ... Wales has thirteen major universities. ... The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a Member Institution of the federal University of Wales, was the first university institution to be established in Wales. ... The University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the small city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom. ... The main building of Cardiff University Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Cardiff University Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) is a leading university located in the civic centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... The University of Glamorgan (Welsh: Prifysgol Morgannwg) is a university in Glamorgan, Wales with campuses in Trefforest, Glyntaff, Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. ... University of Wales, Lampeter Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan   University of Wales, Lampeter (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) is a university in Lampeter, Wales, the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, and the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. ... The University of Wales, Newport is a University of Wales institution located in Newport. ... Swansea University (Welsh: Prifysgol Abertawe) is located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. ... Trinity College, Carmarthen Trinity College, Carmarthen is a higher education college in Carmarthen, West Wales. ... Affiliations University of Wales, Coalition of Modern Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... This is a list of universities, university colleges and colleges in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ... // Distance Education is a field of expertise exploring situations in which the learner and the teacher are separated in time, space or both. ... Queens University Belfast is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ... Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Website http://www. ...

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L.S.E. (1016 words)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (known everywhere by its "L.S.E." acronym) was set up as in 1895 by Sidney J. Webb and Beatrice Potter Webb.
The Robbins years were glory years for the L.S.E. It produced a remarkable group of economists, notably John Hicks, Paul Sweezy, Roy G.D. Allen, Abba Lerner, Nicholas Kaldor, George Shackle, Ursula (Webb) Hicks and Tibor Scitovsky in the 1930s, all of whom went on to stretch and change economic theory in a significant manner.
Laski was hired at the L.S.E. to succeed Graham Wallas in political science in 1920, he eventually became one of its leading spirits.
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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is known worldwide for its teaching and research across the full range of the social, political, and economic sciences.
LSE is the only British university that specializes in the study of the social sciences, and it regularly receives the highest awards for the quality of its research and teaching.
LSE is a member college of the University of London, which means students have access to UL Union facilities.
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