Understand today, influence tomorrow

                                                                                                                                    Our guiding principles

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                                                                                                                                    Our vision is clear, but there are challenges to overcome: our world faces economic uncertainty, political divisions, social transformations and a tide of anti-intellectual sentiment. In this context, our guiding principles are crucial and will shape our decision-making in the years ahead.

                                                                                                                                    Sustain excellence through an inclusive and diverse community 

                                                                                                                                    We will draw together talent from all places and backgrounds, diversifying our faculty and widening access for students to ensure LSE is a vibrant and stimulating place to work and study, where different perspectives thrive through robust but respectful debate.

                                                                                                                                    Extend our impact and reach

                                                                                                                                    We will use our convening power to bring global leaders, innovators and change makers together to tackle difficult issues and deliver meaningful benefit to individuals and communities in all parts of the world. We will collaborate with local, national and international partners to forge new connections and challenge old ways of thinking involving our alumni, friends and partners in the debate.

                                                                                                                                    Ensure a sustainable future

                                                                                                                                    We will lead the way in building a sustainable future for the social sciences, by upholding rigorous standards of enquiry, securing funding for research and scholarships, diversifying our income and making the best possible use of our resources.