Syrian scholar to benefit from new philanthropic scholarship
A young person resident in Syria, or who has left the country due to being impacted by the current conflict, will be given the opportunity to study at LSE in 2016/17 thanks to a new scholarship set up through the generous support of Jusoor and the LSE Scholars at Risk initiative. Read more.
Alumnus Del Singh remembered through new LSE scholarship
The Del Singh Foundation is generously funding a new MSc scholarship at LSE. The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship will cover tuition fees and living costs to support one student in the next academic year (2016/17) on any post-graduate course at the School’s European Institute, with preference given to students from war zones/conflict affected areas. Read more.
Rockefeller Foundation helps LSE assist Sierra Leone's Ebola response
The Rockefeller Foundation has renewed its longstanding philanthropic support of LSE through a gift of $900,000 towards the International Growth Centre (IGC), supporting the Centre’s collaboration with the government of Sierra Leone in revising their national strategic plan for a community health workforce. Read more.
Endowed chair in action: Professor Paul De Grauwe
Since his appointment in 2011, Professor de Grauwe has been looking into the crisis that has gripped the Eurozone, how it threatens the stability of the EU and the actions that politicians can take to ensure future stability. His findings demonstrated that the ECB was the only institution that could prevent Eurozone countries from being pushed into the vicious circle of mounting debt he called a ‘bad equilibrium’, through acting as a lender of last resort in Eurozone government bond markets. Read more.
'A very natural act': alumnus gives back to the Department that equipped him with life skills
Carsten Stoehr has decided to give back to the Department of Government that equipped him with the ‘life skill of critical thinking’ by establishing a scholarship for postgraduate students who wish to follow in his footsteps. Read more.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation and LSE to investigate link between poverty and inequalities
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has awarded LSE £565,000 for its International Inequalities Institute (III) for a three-year programme to investigate the links between poverty and inequalities. Read more.
Standard Bank giving exceeds £1million as it seeks to empower new generation of African leaders
With this latest gift, total giving from Standard Bank to LSE has exceeded £1million. This continues the Bank’s commitment to widening participation at the School among the countries in which it operates, having supported a total of 17 MSc students from 2011 to 2013 through the Standard Bank Scholarships. Read more.
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