The latest press releases from LSE
LSE comes top in London (29 April 2013)
The Complete University Guide 2014 has ranked LSE as the top university in the capital and third best UK university overall.
Building up a nest egg? A divorce might be on the cards... (29 April, 2013)
Couples tend to save significantly more as the risk of divorce increases according to new research by LSE, published in the latest edition of The Journal of Human Resources.
New report on cost of reforms to long-term care and support (24 April 2013)
A new report from LSE and UEA projects that the government’s proposals to reform long-term care and support would add £2 billion to public expenditure by 2030.
Survey charts emergence of new class system (4 April 2013)
The traditional view of a Britain made up of working, middle and upper class people is no longer accurate, according to one of the largest studies of its kind. The Great British Class Survey has charted the emergence of a new class system comprising seven groups in Britain.
UK invests £51million in International Growth Centre (27 March 2013)
The UK government has this week announced a major £51million investment to the International Growth Centre (IGC) to enable it to expand its work to Myanmar, Liberia and Nigeria.
Exploring the Challenges for Growth – LSE Director visits China (27 March 2013)
Professor Craig Calhoun made his first visit to China, as LSE Director, on a three day trip to Beijing and Shanghai from 20-22 March.
Global crisis far from over warns Bank of England governor (26 March 2013)
Sir Mervyn King (pictured), governor of the Bank of England, joined Dr Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, and other eminent experts and policymakers to discuss the global financial crisis in a public event at LSE last night (Monday 25 March).
Too much blame placed on popular prejudices against rape victims for low conviction rates (25 March 2013)
Rape law reformers who have failed in their efforts to significantly increase the number of convictions are placing too much blame on the role of popular prejudices against rape victims.
US planning system driven by powerful property owners (18 March 2013)
Strict planning regulations in US cities, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, are partly driven by powerful property owners protecting their own interests, rather than by considerations about quality of life only, says new research.
Award winning historian appointed as next Philippe Roman Chair at LSE (13 March 2013)
Historian and award-winning author Professor Timothy Snyder will take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2013-14.
LSE Announces Cape Town July School (6 March 2013)
LSE and the University of Cape Town have announced the launch of the inaugural LSE-UCT July School.
LSE continues to climb the world reputation rankings (5 March 2013)
LSE has risen to 25th in the third annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
EU commitment needed on preventing mass atrocities (4 March 2013)
The EU needs to strengthen its commitment and tools to prevent mass atrocities, such as those perpetrated in Syria, according to a new report by the Task Force on the EU Prevention of Mass Atrocities which was Co-chaired by Professor Karen E. Smith.
UK's Democratic Audit moves to LSE (4 March 2013)
One of Britain's leading NGOs tracking the health of democracy, human rights and freedoms in an evidence-based way is moving to the London School of Economics and Political Science.
LSE100 recognised in Teaching Excellence award (28 February 2013)
LSE100 has been named runner-up in the Teaching Excellence category at the inaugural Guardian University Awards.
LSE launches major green growth research programme in India (25 February 2013)
Experts from LSE are to work with research partners in Karnataka for green growth in the Indian state of Karnataka.
LSE to launch major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India (19 February 2013)
LSE is to develop its highly regarded relationship with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai to establish a major research programme on gender equality.
LSE announces new India postgraduate scholarships (19 February 2013)
The School has announced 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students. The LSE India Scholarships will enable students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting in 2013.
LSE Cities receives major grant to launch new Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities (14 February 2013)
LSE has been awarded a grant of US$900,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a major new initiative within LSE Cities exploring the intersection of architecture, urbanism and the humanities.
LSE Announces New Undergraduate Fees and Bursaries for 2014-15 (13 February 2013)
LSE Council has approved a graduate repayment of £9,000 per year with increased cash bursaries for low-income students and an increase in funding for outreach activities.
Guatemala proposal to reconfigure United Nations' Security Council announced at LSE event (12 February 2013)
Guatemalan foreign minister Fernando Carerra has launched a proposal to reconfigure the United Nations’ Security Council at an event hosted by LSE IDEAS, a think tank at the LSE this week.
LSE's fifth annual literary festival: 'Branching out' (12 February 2013)
LSE's fifth literary festival is taking place this year from Tuesday 26 February to Saturday 2 March.
Video-sharing sites top the ranking of risky online platforms for children (5 February 2013)
Video-sharing sites like YouTube are considered by children to be more risky than any other online platform, with pornography and violent content topping the list of their concerns about use of the web. These are among the findings of a report launched on Safer Internet Day 2013.
Queen awards Regius professorship in economics to LSE (31 January 2013)
The government has announced that LSE will be one of 12 universities to have the prestigious title of Regius Professor bestowed upon it by The Queen to mark the Diamond Jubilee, with the creation of a new Regius Professor in Economics.
LSE Commission calls for a new focus on investment for future prosperity (31 January 2013)
Skills, infrastructure and innovation are the essential drivers of the productivity growth on which the UK’s future prosperity depends says LSE Growth Commission report.
LSE IDEAS ranked among world's most influential think tanks (30 January 2013)
LSE IDEAS is one of the top 50 think tanks in the world according to the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program's 2012 league tables.
Swiss direct democracy results in widespread discrimination against immigrants (30 January 2013)
Immigrants from Turkey and former Yugoslavia applying for citizenship in Switzerland were ten times more likely to be rejected than similar applicants from Southern or richer European countries under its system of direct democracy, according to new LSE research.
Net Children Go Mobile - new European project launches (29 January 2013)
A new European research project, Net Children Go Mobile, has launched to examine children’s online experiences through mobile media.
New research exposes scale of government's social care crisis for disabled people (17 January 2013)
The report, The Other Care Crisis, brings together a number of strands of analysis, including economic modelling from Dr Jose-Luis Fernandes, deputy director of PSSRU at LSE.
New Centre for Macroeconomics launched at LSE (16 January 2013)
A new Centre for Macroeconomics will bring together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it.