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Shaping our community

We are committed to sharing knowledge in new ways and bringing people together to maximise innovative collaborations.

Only by supporting our LSE community can we help shape a better world. We are committed to sharing knowledge in new ways and bringing people together to maximise innovative collaboration. We will continue to engage the world’s best researchers, educators and professional staff to attract the brightest students, whilst facilitating collaboration with our alumni, friends and partners. We therefore need to strengthen our services and infrastructure – online, on campus and around the world.

Your support will enable us to:

  • Advance knowledge & debate 
    LSE exists to promote and enhance debate to protect and strengthen notions of democracy, justice and equitability and to provide a truly international perspective. The LSE Global Hub will create a flagship physical and virtual space where faculty, practitioners, business leaders, politicians, policy experts, alumni and the public can come together to debate, discuss and learn.
  • Improve data literacy throughout the LSE community
    We are creating the Data Science Institute to deliver a comprehensive programme of teaching. In addition, an ambitious, cross-disciplinary, international research and policy development programme that collaborates with industry, academic partners and government bodies seeks to understand how to shape the world’s political, economic and social future. 
  • Bring together a global alumni & friends community
    Being connected, wherever we are and with whatever circumstances we might face, could not be more crucial. We are expanding our online platform to provide mentoring opportunities, live-stream events, workshops and talks, access to research and a digital networking space.
  • Expand physical & online facilities
    When the Marshall Building opens in academic year 2021-22, the campus community will be able to enjoy purpose-built arts and sports facilities including music and drama rehearsal rooms, squash courts, a gym and an extensive Sport-England-standard Sports Hall for matches and tournaments for the first time in LSE’s history. The building, which has been made possible thanks to the philanthropic vision of Sir Paul Marshall, also includes a Great Hall for large-scale events, and will be equipped to deliver hybrid events of the highest quality.