Browse our recent news and activities

Below are the latest news stories from the global academic engagement team. Click on a headline to read more.

Spring 2024: Prof. Shuba Kamala Prasad from Hertie visits LSE as part of the CIVICA short visit programme

HertieVisit 747X420Last term Prof. Shuba Kamala Prasad spent time with faculty and students from our Department of International Relations. See how she made the most of this experience and what opportunities it offered to our faculty and students. 

April 2024: LSE discusses inclusive education, climate change and sustainability with 80 university leaders from 18 countries in Milan

BocconiEIEmma747 420

Professor Emma McCoy, our Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) attended the Annual U7+ Presidential Summit at the University of Bocconi (April 11-12) and spent time with a group of double degree students who will be moving to London for their second year in 2024-25.



March 2024: LSE student selected to attend NEXT Forum in Milan


NEXT is the global network of Young Talents and Future Leaders who share policy ideas with global policymakers, top experts and business leaders on key international challenges. It provided Paula the perfect opportunity to further her knowledge and expertise and to represent LSE.


March 2024: CIVICA multi-campus course students win Boroli Prize in Milan


After attending online lectures and working with students from across the alliance, thirty teams worked on developing policy briefs to address real-life challenges. We interviewed two LSE students who were part of the three teams awarded the prestigious Boroli Prize in Milan.


March 2024: Come and listen to Dr Shubha Kamala Prasad from Hertie School

ShubhaKamalPrasad 747x420

As a recipient of the CIVICA short faculty visit programme, Dr Shubha Kamala Prasad will be spending time with colleagues and students of the departement of International Relations. On 21st March, she will discuss her research on human rights violations and foreign policy behavior in her talk ‘Je n’accuse pas: Explaining India’s Reluctance to Support Targeted Resolutions in the UN Human Rights Council’. Sign up here.



February 2024: CIVICA Short faculty visit programme, an opportunity to explore new ideas and build your network

AdamSolimanBocconi16_09Dr Adam Soliman shares his recent experience at Bocconi University. CIVICA's short visit programme aims to foster collaborative activities, to further existing links or to establish new ones. 


Summer 2024 opportunity: "Global Public Policy" International Summer School at Fudan University

Shanghai Skyline 747 420

Applications are now open for the 2024 "Global Public Policy" International Summer School, co-hosted by the LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy and the Fudan Institute for Global Public Policy. Students, young scholars and professionals are all welcome to join the summer school for an exciting journey of global public policy in Shanghai. 


February 2024: Information session about Schwarzman scholarships


LSE students have an excellent record of applying to this fully funded 10 months master's degree programme in Global Affairs in Beijing so we will host an exclusive information session on campus on Thursday 15th February at 4.15pm.  Sign up online to get all the details.


February 2024: Data Science information session

Info Session CIVICA DSI 747X420

If you are interested in studying and pursuing a career in the field of data science, sign up for this joint webinar organised by LSE and some of our CIVICA partners.



November 2023: LSE sends student representatives to the CIVICA Student Association Forum in Poland

CIVICA student association forum Nov 2023

Students and early-stage researchers from across the CIVICA Alliance are taking part in the Student Association Forum hosted by SGH Warsaw School of Economics.


November 2023: Fudan University President visits LSE

LSE Fudan Group 16-9

Professor JIN Li, President of Fudan University led a university delegation visiting our campus on 21 November 2023. The presidential delegation was received by our Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning & Resources), Professor Eric Neumayer and attended the LSE-Fudan Annual Conference on 'Public Policy Priorities and Challenges for China and the World'.


November 2023: LSE visits partners in South East Asia

 Susana Mourato PKU Visit 16-9

Professor Susana Mourato, LSE's Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) led LSE's recent visit to Beijing and Shanghai. The delegation had fruitful discussions with colleagues from three partner institutions, including Peking University, Fudan University, and the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University. 


November 2023: New undergraduate exchange agreement with the University of Hong Kong

Emma McCoy HKU Signature 16 9

Professor Emma McCoy, our Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) signed a new undergraduate exchange agreement allowing students to spend a year of their studies overseas. This is part of LSE's wider commitment to grow the number of international opportunities available to its students. Information on exchange destinations for undergraduates can be found on the GO LSE webpage


October 2023: CIVICA Research Conference in Paris

CIVICA Paris October 2023

The closing conference for CIVICA Research took place on 12-13 October at Sciences Po in Paris.The event brought together faculty and researchers from the ten European universities of the alliance. Professor Susana Mourato, our Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and a group from LSE attended multiple events across both days.


September 2023: First cohort of Tianyang Scholars on campus


Colleagues from the Department of Health Policy held a number of inductions during Welcome Week, including one for a group of Tsinghua students supported by the Shanghai Medical and Innovation Development Foundation (SMIDF).This particular group will be graduating with a dual degree in Health after obtaining their MSc in Management Science from the Institute for Hospital Management. Read this page for an overview of this Department's postgraduate programmes.


September 2023: Come and meet us on 22 September

7_Event_web_747x420Make the most of Welcome week and come and learn about all the CIVICA opportunities offered to you as students. GAE's Helen Rosemont will be under the marquee in front of the Centre Building (CBG) all morning. See you there!


September 2023: Visitors from the Antipodes enjoy a full day in London

University of Sydney Campus Visit September

While LSE’s spaces buzz with students and staff for Welcome Week, GAE's Rhys Bearder led two colleagues from the University of Sydney: Liz Kenna and Priscila Trevisan around campus. They had productive meetings and exchanged ideas with colleagues from various units, and enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere around Houghton Street and Clare market. GAE coordinated this visit and welcomes enquiries from around the globe. See how we can assist you on your next visit here.


September 2023: New Academic Induction programme. Come and meet us on Monday 11th September

Our team will be available at the New Academic Induction Programme (NAIP) at lunchtime to answer any of your questions.16 9 ratio-Welcome_Week_6575

GAE's team will be at the NAIP to discuss any subject related to our international activities with our partners, our partnerships, our work within alliances, our projects on mobility and the support we offer for new collaborations, as well as anything you would like to ask. 


July 2023: All CIVICA presidents, rectors, and VPs meet in Bucharest for their annual meeting

Presidents Meeting CIVICA 2023

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) hosted the annual CIVICA Presidents' Committee Meeting in Bucharest from July 4th to 5th 2023.

Today, CIVICA represents 72,000 students and 13,000 faculty members, making it a leading force in higher and postgraduate education dedicated to the social sciences. For detailed information on LSE's involvement in CIVICA check our webpage here.


June 2023: Inaugural Round of CIVICA Faculty short visits

first_call_faculty_short_visits 747x420

Twenty-six professors and postdoctoral researchers have been selected to take part in the inaugural round of CIVICA Faculty Short Visits taking place from September 2023. The programme provides faculty and postdoctoral researchers across CIVICA with the opportunity to visit other member institutions. 

The European Institute will be welcoming Prof. Elias Dinas from the European University Institute, while Dr Milli Lake and Prof. Mathijs Pelkmans will be visiting Hertie School and CEU.


June 2023: CIVICA's third European week on Ecological Transitions: Cities on the frontline takes place in Paris


80 bachelor students from Bocconi, CEU, IE University, SNSPA, Sciences Po, SGH, SSE and LSE were joined by 10 Ukrainian bachelor students (thanks to the CIVICA for Ukraine project) and spent the week exploring the existent (and the future) pathways to urban sustainability with experts in Paris.

For other student opportunities, check our CIVICA webpage here and for a student's perspective, watch Imogen's video.


May 2023: LSE sends four representatives to the European Student Assembly  

ESA podiumFour of our students joined 200 other students from across Europe to attend the European Student Assembly, a rare opportunity to contribute directly to policy ideas.

For other student opportunities, check our CIVICA webpage here.


May 2023: Our faculty coordinates a successfull workshop in Lukasa thanks to the global research fund


Held at the Institute for Digital Health at the University Teaching Hospital, participants discussed joint longer term projects between the LSE Global Surgery Policy Unit and key academic, clinical, and policy partners in Zambia.  

For details on the global research fund, check our dedicated page here.


May 2023: Peking University welcomes an LSE delegation in Beijing

LSE visit to PKU 3- 19 May 2023

Prof. Emma McCoy, our Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) led our first official group visit to Peking University (PKU) since LSE's last official trip in November 2019. 

Professor Paul KellyDr Brendan SmithDr Neil McLean, and Dr Catherine Xiang also had fruitful discussions with colleagues from various departments including Statistics and Government. 


May 2023: LSE researchers work on a joint project on South African History with Prof. Johan Fourie from Stellenbosch University

LeighGardnerGRF2023Prof. Leigh GardnerProf. Johan FourieProf. Eric Schneider, and Nick Fitzhenry spent time together to work on a grant proposal looking at data from South Africa. The records they hope to digitise will shed new light on how the simultaneous processes of industrialization and tightening racial discrimination impacted different segments of the South African population. 

For details on the global research fund (GRF) they received, check our dedicated page here.


April 2023:  Members of the Activism, Policy and Transformation research group host a two day writing retreat in London 

GRF Award Writing retreat 2023

Dr Armine Ishkanian and researchers from Chile, Armenia, South Africa and Lebanon met face to face for the first time to map the outline of a co-authored article and to agree on other research dissemination and publication activities in the near future. 

GAE's global research fund and the support from the International Inequalities Institute and the Eden centre's team were instrumental in facilitating this successfull workshop. 

Check our website for the next round of applications in 2023-24.  


April 2023: Dr Storer from the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa coordinates a productive workshop in Uganda

Dr Elizabeth Storer, Dr Solomon Kamurari, and Dr Nixon Niyonzima met with local researchers to work on a joint funding application for a future project on ‘Inequality and Cancer Care’. The global research fund (GRF) was essential in taking this collaboration one step further.

If you are working on an international research project and need support, check our website and the staff newsletter for the next call for applications in 2023-24.