The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world.
Key facts and statistics
LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. 16 Nobel prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni.
The LSE history blog features an interactive timeline covering key events in LSE's history across two centuries. The timeline contains entries on the people and events which have shaped LSE's continuing success as one of the world's foremost social science universities. LSE students, staff and alumni have the chance to contribute to the blog.
LSE frequently appears in the top reaches of international and national league tables, and has been ranked London’s top university for three years in a row.
Vision and strategy
Set up to improve society and to "understand the causes of things", LSE's three priorities are teaching and the student experience, research and engagement.
LSE offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. From its location in the heart of London, the School links communities across the world, from formal academic partnerships to advisory work with governments and international organisations.
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