About us

What we do and who we are

There are many things that make LSE truly exceptional – its intellectual firepower, its openness to the world, and that it is home to people from all backgrounds and outlooks who come together around ideas that excite and inspire them
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Our Mission Statement

The Global Academic Engagement team coordinates the School’s global engagement with core academic partners, working closely with academic departments and service divisions to deliver on LSE 2030 priorities tied to double/dual degrees and strategic programmes. We provide a platform for LSE academics to further their collaborative teaching and research addressing the most pressing global issues. 

How we can help you 

We facilitate cooperation with leading institutions in globally relevant locations and assess new prospective partners. Our aim is to broaden the School’s academic portfolio through teaching – including dual/double degrees, PhD mobility, and jointly branded summer schools–, and to create innovative opportunities for our students and alumni who are navigating increasingly globalised job markets.

Widening the range of our expertise, promoting collaborative world-class research and addressing the most pressing global issues is part of our mission.

If you are interested in exploring LSE’s partnership and collaborations with universities across the world, please contact us at global@lse.ac.uk

Please note that the LSE campus is currently closed to help limit the spread of covid-19, so the Global Academic Engagement Team is currently working remotely. We will respond to all your queries by email. If you would like to speak to one of us, let us know and we will be happy to arrange a chat. 

Meet the Global Academic Engagement Team


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Fiona Conlan

Head of Global Academic Engagement 

Main responsibilities: overall management of GAE including overseeing the School's existing network of high quality academic collaborations in line with the School's strategic objectives; developing new collaborations to ensure LSE retains its world-leading position; representing LSE at external meetings in the UK and overseas; receiving and organising high profile delegations and visits to/from LSE; and ensuring that GAE supports the School's broader strategy.

Email:  f.conlan@lse.ac.uk



Manager of Global Academic Engagement

(Currently vacant)





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Dr Delphine Bénézet

Global Engagement Coordinator

Main responsibilities: promotion and development of partnership activities relating to student and faculty mobility (exchange) schemes; coordination of the School’s membership of CIVICA (the European University of Social Sciences). Liaison, communication and administrative activities in support of the School’s global academic engagement and LSE 2030.

Email: d.benezet@lse.ac.uk  




International Summer Schools Administrator

(Currently vacant)





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Jonathan Siow

International Summer School Assistant

Main responsibilities: day to day coordination and general administrative support of the LSE-PKU Summer School including application processing, student queries, marketing and communications.

Email: lse.pku.summerschool@lse.ac.uk


Meet some of the other people involved in our activities 

Meet some of the faculty teaching on the LSE-PKU Summer School

Professor Qiwei Yao is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Guanghua School of Management at PKU and he works in the Department of Statistics at LSE. He is a leading expert in high-dimensional time series analysis and nonlinear time series analysis and teaches one of our most popular courses on Big Data.  

Listen to him talking about his research in this short video: 

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