The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world's foremost social science institutions, where 15 Nobel Prize winners have studied or taught. It has 9,000 students, 50% of which come from non-EU countries and 50% of which are at the postgraduate level, making LSE one of the strongest research-led institutions in the world. LSE has over 500 facutly and 500 specialist research staff. LSE and its management company, LSE Enterprise Ltd, are particularly active in Spain, with projects and collaborations harnessing LSE expertise in the public sector at the national and autonomous regional level, with the private sector with leading Spanish and foreign firms, and with selected academic institutions. Examples include the new International Centre for Economics and Social Sciences (CIEES), in which LSE is a founding partner with Caja Madrid, MAPFRE and the Ayuntamiento of Majadahonda; the Catalan Observatory at LSE, funded by a consortium of Catalan business entities and the Patronat Catalonia Món; the Basque 'Young Professionals' programme (a 10 week LSE/Harvard Executive Programme), sponsored by the Diputacíon de Biskaia; and the student visits from Instituto Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), in Madrid, amongst many more projects. LSE also has over 1,000 alumni in Spain.