The London School of Economics and Political Science
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), LSE is shown as the top university in the UK based on the proportion of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research produced. LSE is also the joint second ranking university in the UK overall, when considering research outputs, research impact and research environment. 58 per cent of LSE’s research was judged to be world-leading (4*) and 35 per cent was deemed to be internationally excellent (3*).