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What makes LBS diverse?

Written by Anna Johnston

Inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee famously said, “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges”.  An eclectic mix of factors such as gender, ethnicity and experience can encourage the kind of cognitive diversity Berners-Lee meant.

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There are 195 countries in the world today. Before joining London Business School (LBS), current students across all of our programmes studied in 80 of them.

The School’s ever-growing footprint in London and its Dubai campus allows LBS to welcome more students – 2,177 and counting – than ever before.

Ideas are powered by diversity. Nearly 120 nationalities are represented across our programmes, with each student bringing unique world views, experiences and insights. Our graduates leave LBS with broadened horizons and they have a direct impact on the way the world does business.

Our community embraces diversity

Around a third of our current students are women. LBS’s Dean, Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, says: “We are committed to ensuring generations of women leaders flourish throughout their careers, right across the globe.” Learn more about women at LBS here

There has been much talk of Brexit and whether the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will impact the School’s ability to attract the brightest minds from all corners of the world. In this film, Sir Andrew said he had been reassured that our students are the kinds of people whom officials want to stay in the UK. As a global school we’ll continue to celebrate our richly diverse community.

So, what makes LBS diverse? Our multicultural students. Just as our students thrive on learning from different perspectives, the global business community thrives on the diversity of thought for which our students are known.