London School of Economics and Political Science

About London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE is a wonderful institution.

As one of the world’s leading universities for the study of social sciences it attracts students from over 150 countries and offers you a unique blend of leading academic teaching, research and first-hand experience of life in one of the most exciting capitals in the world.

Our identity and character are closely linked with our location in central London, an exciting and lively place to live and study. This benefits the School in many ways, not least through the School’s close relationships with national and international government institutions and ministries, whose headquarters are based here.

The School is also actively engaged with cultural affairs and social issues and with the financial institutions of the City of London. We provide a unique forum for public debate with heads of state, top global officials, corporate leaders, Nobel laureates and social activists visiting every week as part of LSE’s Public Events programme.

LSE students are part of a vibrant and stimulating community, with societies representing hundreds of different interests and national groups available for you to join, making your student experience as diverse and exciting as you want it to be .

The character of LSE is inseparable from its location. Situated in the heart of central London, the School is located in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Only a short distance from Europe’s financial, legal and cultural centres,

LSE stands at the crossroads of international debate, fundamental to our identity as an outward looking institution with an active involvement in UK and world affairs. LSE is stimulating, cosmopolitan and very much a part of the “real world”. These qualities derive from the variety of its staff and students, from its active academic and political concerns, and from the easy interchange of ideas between the School and the world outside – Government, Parliament, the business and financial institutions of the City, the Law Courts and media are all on the School’s doorstep..

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    London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, 50, WC2A 2AE

    Telephone: 020 7955 7125
    Email: [email protected]

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