The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a prestigious institution for students craving knowledge on social sciences. The school's more than 9,000 students can choose courses of study such as economics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, accounting, finance, and information systems. With a staff of some 3,000 instructors and administrators, the school is also known as one of the leading centers for research. It has 19 institutes studying areas such as social science, climate change, and economic performance. Founded in 1895, LSE is part of the University of London system.