LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a worldwide academic institution, ranked second in the world for social sciences (QS ranking). In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF), LSE had the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the United Kingdom. All LSE’s teaching and research is undertaken from a social science perspective, giving the institution a unique approach to otherwise common fields. Academics at LSE are the forefront of developments in the social sciences, and LSE expertise is called upon by governments, businesses and media around the globe. The LSE has produced many alumni in the fields of law, history, anthropology, economics, philosophy, psychology, business, literature, media and politics. Alumni and staff include 55 past or present heads of state or government and as of 2017, 27% (or 13 out of 49) of all the Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economics have been awarded or jointly awarded to LSE alumni, current staff or former staff, making up 16% (13 out of 79) of all laureates. LSE alumni and staff have also won 3 Nobel Peace Prizes and 2 Nobel Prizes in Literature. LSE Health is LSE’s largest centre with some 60 staff.