London School of Economics and Political Science

Posted on Jan 26, 2015

The World100 Representative

Adrian Thomas - Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Adrian Thomas is Director of Communications and Public Affairs at LSE. Adrian and the Communications Division team are responsible for leading and coordinating internal and external communications across and on behalf of LSE. It profiles LSE's work, protects its reputation and celebrates the character and success of our community. The team provides advice, training and support internally including in public affairs, digital communications, student communications, design and brand.


Research member since 2010


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The School has 9,000 students from 140 countries


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It has a cosmopolitan staff of just over 3,000, with about 45 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK


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Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus


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An influential network of 96,000 LSE alumni extends to 199 countries


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About London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE was founded in 1894 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford.

A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world.

International Partnerships

LSE has established a global network with a small number of high quality universities across the world. There are multi-faceted institutional partnerships with Columbia University (New York), Sciences Po (Paris), Peking University (Beijing), the National University of Singapore and - since May 2010 - the University of Cape Town.

Notable Research Areas

LSE confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, ranking top in the UK for social science research through its outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).