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Founded in 1895 by Society members of Fabian Graham Wallas, Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Web, The London School of Economics and Political Science collaborated with the University of London in the year 1900. It was only in 1902 that LSE started issuing degrees to the students.
The university today enrolls more than 10,000 full time students from over 150 countries. The school is organized into more than 20 academic institutes and departments which conduct research and teaching across a range of social sciences and legal studies. Some of the primary academic departments include- Methodology, law, management, mathematics, public affairs, finance, economics and sociology among many others.
LSE has collaborated with more than 5 universities for research and teaching. Some of them are- Columbia University, UC Berkeley, Peking University and Sciences Po among others. Comprising around 20 research centers like Grantham Research Institute and Centre of Economic performance, LSE takes pride in having one of the most reputed concentration of financial, applied economics and social science research globally.
LSE has always been popular for producing prominent personalities in the field of business, literature, economics, history, philosophy and media among others. LSE currently comprises more than 1,20,000 living alumni. LSE boasts about more than 25% out of total Nobel Prizes in Economics that have been awarded to the alumni of LSE. Also, according to the global census of 2014, LSE has produced the most billionaires.
Notable alumni of LSE includes- John F. Kennedy, Kim Campbell, Amartya Sen and Clement Attlee among others. London School of Economics, a specialist institution with an international intake, is now looking forward to leverage its heritage and achieve an even better integration among numerous dimensions of work.