The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have announced the launch of the inaugural LSE-UCT July School. From July 1 to 12, 2013, the two-week summer school-style programme will offer a range of exciting university-level courses taught by outstanding faculty from two of the world’s leading institutions for teaching and research, on the beautiful UCT campus. The LSE-UCT July School will be the first such collaboration between leading institutions in Europe and Africa and builds on the continuing success of the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, now in its tenth year. This innovative new programme will provide students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today. Full and partial bursaries are now available to African nationals who wish to join the programme, thanks to the generous funding of Standard Bank. A number of bursaries are also available for current LSE students wishing to attend, supported by the LSE Annual Fund. Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Head of the LSE African Initiative, said “The LSE-UCT July School is an exciting way of bringing together students and professionals from around the world, to use the social sciences to address some of Africa and other continents’ most challenging issues.” Professor Nan Yeld, Academic Director for the programme at UCT said “This programme will allow participants to study issues relevant to Africa today whilst experiencing the continent first hand. I am sure they will learn a great deal from each other, the teachers, and the experience of two weeks in Cape Town.\"