The process isn’t a piece of cake… But we weren’t fazed. In 2018, we brought together a group of academics, entrepreneurs and investors to think deeply about what it would take to create a new kind of institution.
LIS was born just two years later, becoming the first UK university since the 1960s to receive Degree Awarding Powers from inception (the last one was Warwick in 1965).
LIS is founded upon a core belief: the 21st-century leader requires a broad set of interdisciplinary approaches and methods to tackle the world’s most complex problems.
We built this university the LIS way: through a problems-first, interdisciplinary approach, grounded in rigorous methods, with real-world applications. And we’re already directly competing with the Russell Group.