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We're ranked 2nd in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022 and 7th in the Complete University Guide


Eric Neumayer appointed Deputy to the President and Vice Chancellor

Following an internal recruitment process, Prof Eric Neumayer has been appointed as Deputy to the President and Vice Chancellor.  

Eric comments, "I am delighted to be appointed as Deputy to the President and Vice Chancellor. It is a great honour to take on this role in addition to continuing to serve this incredible School of ours as Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources) where I work alongside my wonderful colleagues on the School Management Committee.” 

January 2023

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Laura Pulido appointed Centennial Professor

We are delighted to welcome Prof Laura Pulido (University of Oregon), a leading scholar on race, environmental justice, and cultural memory, who joins the department and LSE Phelan US Centre as Centennial Professor.

Commenting on the appointment, Prof Pulido said: “I am very much looking forward to engaging with the work of the LSE Department of Geography and Environment and the Phelan United States Centre. During my time at LSE I plan to contribute to public lectures, visit the Writers Meets Readers workshop, meet with students, and contribute to blogs and podcasts".

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Michael Storper receives Vautrin Lud Prize

At the end of September, Prof Michael Storper received the prestigious Vautrin Lud Prize, colloquially called the Nobel Prize for Geography. Congratulations Michael!

October 2022

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#2 in the world for Geography

We're thrilled to retain our position as second in the world for Geography in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022! This is the fifth year in the row that the department has held this prestigious position.

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