Dresden’s cutting-edge research enthrals London

On 3 May, the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition was inaugurated at Guy’s Campus of the renowned King’s College London. “Right in the heart of London, exhibits from Dresden are on display that present leading research in a way which is accessible and comprehensible to everyone. The exhibition is directed at scientists and non-scientists alike, for adults as well as for children”, delights TU Dresden’s Rector and Chairman of DRESDEN-concept, Professor Hans Müller-Steinhagen during the opening event.

The opening event was also attended by Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Dr Eva-Maria Stange, Mayor Dirk Hilbert, TU Dresden’s Rectorial Board and various directors of the DRESDEN-concept institutes. Numerous representatives of KCL’s management board were also in attendance.

The exhibition brings science made in Dresden closer to a broad audience and informs about the newest research results in diverse science areas such as Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Materials & Structures and Culture & Societal Change. It is complemented by numerous scientific formats such as panel discussions, workshops and keynote lectures throughout the entire exhibition period. The series of events takes place within the existing transCampus partnership.

The opening of the science exhibition at King’s College London launches the DRESDEN-concept alliance's “international tour”. The exhibition will be on display on Guy’s Campus of the renowned King’s College London until 26 May 2017. In September, the exhibition will continue its tour in Wrocław before moving ahead to Prague in 2018.

What is DRESDEN-concept?
DRESDEN-concept is an alliance of TUD with strong partners from science and culture, among others, Max-Planck, Fraunhofer, Leibniz and Helmholtz institutions. All 24 partners share the aim of making the excellence of Dresden-based research visible and to attract globally top-ranking scientists to Dresden. In particular, this means that the partners exploit and utilise common synergy potentials in research, training, infrastructure, administration and transfer.