Business Partnerships team

Business Partnerships

The Business Partnerships team is responsible for building upon existing research partnerships with industry and developing new fruitful relationships. We cultivate strong relationships with business and corporate entities, serving as a portal providing a range of ways through which they can connect and engage with the School. This can include their funding support for research projects, professorships and chairs, events, scholarships and student activities.  

Examples of who we work with 

AXA Research Fund

The team manages the annual call for applications for AXA. In 2015, Jeffrey Chwieroth, Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of International Relations, was awarded 250,000 EUR to study systemic risk in non-democratic societies

Nacional Financiera (NAFIN)

NAFIN has supported the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) to establish its first visiting fellowship programme. Initially established for three years, the programme sees NAFIN staff spend a term at LSE to work alongside academics and participate in programme lectures and events. 


Santander has supported a multitude of activities across LSE since 2007, including LSE students through scholarships, an annual travel research fund, entrepreneurship events and master-classes, and a dedicated internship and placements scheme.

Standard Bank

In 2015 Standard Bank established the Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships to provide funding for MSc students who are ordinarily resident in one of Standard Banks African presence countries, with a preference for residents of South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan.

Swiss Re

Swiss Re is collaborating with the Financial Markets Group (FMG) and Department of Economics to conduct a comparative analysis on the effects of loose monetary policy on structural reforms. 


YES BANK pledged £1 million in 2016 to support the IG Patel Chair and to support the work of the LSE India Observatory over ten years. 

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