London School of Economics
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LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. LSE has 15 Nobel prize winners.
LSE offers a very wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. Teaching is carried out through academic departments and interdisciplinary institutes, and in partnership with internationally renowned higher education institutions.
LSE is among the world's most selective universities, with the lowest admissions rate of any university in Britain, and is consistently placed among the top higher education instititutions in the world in university rankings. It also has the most international student body in the world, and at one time, LSE had more countries represented by students than the UN. As a member of the Russell Group LSE was found to have the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The school has produced many notable alumni in the fields of economics, business, literature and politics, including several Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and heads of state.
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