Our International Dimension 

ICEF was established in 1997 as an autonomous structure of the Higher School of Economics (HSE), with the assistance of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The HSE provides ICEF with facilities and administrative services, and organises students’ enrollment. College students are granted the same rights and privileges as those enrolled at the HSE, such as the use of the library and the right to defer military service. HSE officials also take part in the ICEF Academic Committee work.

LSE provides academic expertise and support for the ICEF. LSE teachers coordinate the development of ICEF’s curriculum and teaching methods, consult with students, offer intensive courses, and help to run the University of London external examinations.

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

LSE is one of the most international universities in the world. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but every corner of the globe. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences - a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe.

The University of London is a federal University, and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in Europe. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. It consists of 20 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation, together with the prestigious School of Advanced Study and a number of other central academic activities.

The University of London International Programmes are the oldest distance learning programmes in the world. The degrees have been accessible to students worldwide since 1858. International students achieve degrees that are recognized all over the world and equivalent to those taught at the University in London.

In 2009, with the advent of the new Institutions Policy Framework, ICEF was given Affiliate centre status of the University of London International Programmes, for its commitment to academic achievement and its devotion to enhancing the student experience.