James Brown, Student Recruitment Officer at the London School of Economics, visited Ecuador from the 17-19th February to give informative presentations on the wide variety of academic opportunities this prestigious British institution has to offer. SENESCYT also gave presentations about the scholarship programmes available for Ecuadorean students.
James gave presentations in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. More than 600 people attended the three talks.
The London School of Economics and Political Science is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution. It was founded in 1895 and is recognised world-wide for its academic excellence. LSE offers 36 undergraduate programmes (Bachelors) and 142 postgraduate programmes (Masters). As a ‘laboratory of the social sciences’, LSE’s academic profile spans the breadth of the social sciences, ranging from accounting, economics, law, business administration, anthropology, development, gender studies, urbanisation and more.
A total of 16 LSE alumni and staff have been awarded Nobel Prizes. Past speakers at LSE include Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama, David Cameron, Bill Clinton and Rafael Correa.
Around 67% of students studying at LSE are international students. The university has seen a significant growth in the number of Ecuadorean students, with six times more graduate offers this year (2014) than at this point last year (2013).