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Scott Carpenter graduated from LSE in 2017.

Non-credit courses surge at LSE

LSE is quickly building up revenues from non-certificated “short courses,” going further than its peers as it seeks to diversify sources of income in the face of declining public funding for UK universities.

LSE is still invested in fossil fuels, but the share is smaller than at competing London universities

The share of the LSE’s endowment invested in fossil fuels is far smaller than that of rival London universities. LSE beats Imperial College and University College London (UCL) according to a Freedom of Information Act request reviewed by The Beaver. …

Resignation, elation, cynicism: LSE’s Indian students react to Modi’s election triumph

Some feel dejected, some excited. In the wake of last week’s election outcome in India, The Beaver finds that the political loyalties of LSE’s Indian students don’t appear to tilt obviously in one direction.   Tulika Lahiri was visiting home…

LSE academics join Nobel laureates in quest to explain inequalities

In 2015, the economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case published a paper which claimed to have made a discovery that soon reverberated around the developed world: middle-aged, white Americans were dying at an alarmingly fast rate. Unlike nearly every other…

As it looks to the future, LSE renews focus on teaching

In LSE’s latest vision for the future of the school, a key idea is familiar, Guest Contributor Scott Carpenter writes As the London School of Economics (LSE) rolls out its 11-year vision for the future of the school, called LSE…

Centre Buildings Redevelopment set to open on schedule in June

Image courtesy of New London Development The Centre Buildings Redevelopment (CBR), the 13-storey building opposite the library that includes more than a dozen seminar rooms as well as hundreds of study spaces and a cafe, is set to open on…

LSE reckons with its student satisfaction problem

As he closed the books on the 2014 school year, LSE Director Craig Calhoun had many things to celebrate. And one pointed regret. The School continued to rank among the best in the world in the social sciences; The Times…

Luxury real estate arrives at LSE

A new luxury residence a dozen metres from LSE raises questions about London’s housing crisis. Founded at the edges of a notorious slum, the London School of Economics (LSE) will soon have a new neighbour: a high-end residence whose amenities…

Coal power in Poland – a prolonged conclusion

On October 15th, the owner of Poland’s largest coal plant sent out an email containing significant news. “From the beginning of operation until today, the Belchatow Power Plant has produced 965,846,070 megawatt hours of electricity,” said the post, from a…

LSE should welcome the voices of Trump and Brexit supporters

In 2016, millions of Americans voted against their own economic interests. They did so by electing a man who vowed to dismantle the government-supported health care many of them rely on; who opposed increasing the minimum wage paid to many…