Sources of Income

Naeem Ahmad made this Freedom of Information request to London School of Economics

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Dear London School of Economics,

All the questions in the Freedom of Information request below relate to the period 12 September 2001 – 31 January 2015

My queries relate to all sources of funding either by donation or research grants from nationals or organisations based in the following countries: Bahrain;United Arab Emirates; Saudi Arabia; Jordan; Egypt; Iraq; Iran; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Qatar; Syria; Turkey; Israel; Palestine and Yemen.

For each question, if possible, please respond with a breakdown for each country, year by year.

1) What is the total of donations made by nationals of the above list of countries?
2) What is the total of donations made by non-governmental organisations?
3) What is the total of donations made by governmental organisations?
4) What is the total donation made to courses (postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate) with significant Oriental Studies/Islamic (Arabic) Studies/Jewish (Hebrew) Studies elements
5) What is the total of funds received for conducting research and (where possible) for what subject area, Department, School etc?
6) How many research and teaching positions are funded, in part or solely by respective governmental, non-governmental or nationals of the above list? What is the breakdown in terms of department, subject area, school etc?
7) How many offers of donation have been rejected?

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Naeem Ahmad

Maguire,RE, London School of Economics

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Dear Naeem,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find below the School's response.

1) What is the total of donations made by nationals of the above list of countries?
Please see the attached spreadsheet.

2) What is the total of donations made by non-governmental organisations?
£0

3) What is the total of donations made by governmental organisations?
££574,449

4) What is the total donation made to courses (postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate) with significant Oriental Studies/Islamic (Arabic) Studies/Jewish (Hebrew) Studies elements
5) What is the total of funds received for conducting research and (where possible) for what subject area, Department, School etc?
To respond to questions 4 and 5 would breach the cost limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act. As such, we are not providing this information.

6) How many research and teaching positions are funded, in part or solely by respective governmental, non-governmental or nationals of the above list? What is the breakdown in terms of department, subject area, school etc?
7) How many offers of donation have been rejected?
The School holds no information relating to questions 6 and 7.

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Yours sincerely,
Rachael Maguire
Records Manager
London School of Economics and Political Science

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