We are a world-leading university, unique in our dedication to the social sciences. We develop the people and ideas that shape the world. LSE is a social science university based in central London with a global reach. We ranked first in Europe and second in the world for social sciences and management in the QS subject rankings 2021.
Since 1895 we’ve been pioneering social science research, challenging existing ways of thinking, and seeking to understand the causes of things in order to transform them. In October 2020 we began celebrating our 125th anniversary.
Our ambition is to be the leading social science university with the greatest global impact. Led by our Director, LSE alumna Minouche Shafik, our strategy LSE 2030 lays out the guiding principles that will help us achieve our goals and shape the world’s future.
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