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LSE is one of the world’s leading social science universities. We have committed to a strategy that will build on our strengths, address challenges and maintain our worldwide reputation for excellence.

We have already achieved many of the goals set out in our 2014 review, including:

  • Strengthening our faculty, which has resulted in remarkable success in the Research Excellence Framework and major improvements in most research-based and reputational rankings.
  • Investing in our LSE Careers service for LSE alumni.
  • Opening a new PhD Academy to nurture the next generation of leaders.
  • Launching four new institutes, including The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and The International Inequalities Institute.
  • Starting a major redevelopment of our campus, featuring a state-of-the-art 13 storey building overlooking a new public square.
  • We have not been standing still. But rapid changes are taking place in higher education, and we need to change accordingly.

Priorities for the future

The LSE’s future depends on enhancing our quality, our innovation, and our intellectual distinctiveness as a leading institution for social science.

Our 2020 Strategy sets out a roadmap for how we intend to meet these challenges.

Our strategic priorities are to:

1. Education 

We will lead in the provision of excellent disciplinary and interdisciplinary education. See our Education Strategy for details.

2. Strengthening and supporting faculty and staff

We will continually improve faculty quality, research performance and intellectual innovation and enhance the quality of our professional service staff.

3. Equity, diversity and inclusion

We will strengthen our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and take relevant action throughout the institution.

4. Leading globally in social science

We will lead – and continue to be recognised as leaders – in innovative, international, interdisciplinary and issue-oriented social science.

5. Diversifying our revenue streams

We will enhance and diversify our revenue streams.

6. Developing our campus

We will secure an estate and other facilities commensurate with our standing and aspirations.

London School of Economics and Political Science Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
October 2016

Kenya's new constitution, inaugurated in August 2010, altered the institutional structure of the state in complex ways. The general motivation behind reform was to enhance the political representation of ordinary citizens in general and that of marginalized ethno-regional groups in particular, and to devolve control over resources to the county level. In the land domain, reform objectives were as explicit and hard-hitting as they were anywhere else.

Reports & Research
November 2015

Well before the effective ending of the protracted Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)
insurgency in northern Uganda in July 2006, and at a time when the entire rural
population was displaced into camps, concerns had emerged around land, in particular
in the Acholi sub-region, where the war had been most intense and longest lasting
(Adoko & Levine 2004). Through forced displacement, almost all rural Acholi
families has been prevented from occupying their land for many years, years in which

Reports & Research
June 2000
South Africa

Report of a workshop at the LSE. Contains list of participants, outline of the workshop and discussion notes by Gavin Capps, report on the workshop by Simon Batterbury, and remarks prepared for the workshop by Abie Ditlhake (South African NGO Coalition). The workshop aimed to grasp recent changes in land policy in South Africa and enable activists and analysts to take stock and discuss responses. Includes discussion of paper by Ruth Hall and Gavin Williams and presentation by Ben Cousins.

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