Dresden – London: Cooperation Talks

Guests of honour from King’s College London meet with TU Dresden officials to broaden transnational collaboration and initiate new projects.

To expand the strategic transCampus partnership between King’s College London and TU Dresden, a delegation from London, including Professor Evelyn Welch (Vice-Principal Arts & Sciences), Dr. Joanna Newman (Vice-Principal International), Professor Luca Vigano (Vice-Dean International, Natural and Mathematical Sciences), Ruth Hogarth (Director, Cultural Partnerships & Enquiry) and Dr. Tania Lima (Director, Global Engagement) was welcomed by TU Dresden officials Professor Hans Georg Krauthäuser (Vice-Rector for Academic and International Affairs), Professor Gerhard Rödel (Vice-Rector for Research) and Professor Stefan Bornstein (Dean for Development and International Affairs, School of Medicine, transCampus Dean).

Building on the established strong links in Medicine, the King’s College representatives explored further areas of interest in computer and biomedical engineering as well as potentials in the humanities and arts. Furthermore, the Dresden concept group partner Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics showed great interest in joining the partnership after the meetings. Currently, promising approaches that were identified during the visit are being explored.

Besides strategic meetings, the delegation delved into the cultural heritage of the region. Following their tour through the Dresden State Art Collections guided by Professor Dirk Syndram, Acting Director General, activities connecting both cultural landscapes are currently in discussion.