London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science, commonly referred to as the London School of Economics or LSE, is a specialist constituent college of the University of London in London, England.

Founded in 1895, the School joined the federal University in 1900 as the Faculty of Economics, beginning to issue its degrees from 1902. Today it remains a specialist single-faculty constituent college of the University, the only such institution in Britain. It describes itself as “the world’s leading social science institution for teaching and research”.

The School is a member of the Russell Group, the European University Association, Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies, The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and Universities UK as well as the Golden Triangle of British Universities.

London School of Economics and Political Science
Arms of the London School of Economics and Political Science
Motto Latin: Rerum cognoscere causas
Motto in English “To Understand the Causes of Things”
Established 1895
Endowment ?56.9m
Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal (University of London)
Director Sir Howard Davies
Visitor The Lord President of the Council ex officio
Staff 1,303
Students 8,810
Undergraduates 3,860
Postgraduates 4,950
Location London, England, UK
Coordinates: 51°30′50.40″N 0°07′0.12″W? / ?51.514°N 0.1167°W? / 51.514; -0.1167
Campus Urban
Newspaper The Beaver
Clare Market Review
Colours Purple, Black and Gold
Mascot Beaver
Affiliations University of London
Russell Group
‘Golden Triangle’
Universities UK

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