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King's builds strong links with India

Posted on 11/12/2012
Boris Johnson in India on LUIP visit

Engagement with India forms a core part of the College’s international strategy – to develop links for research collaboration and encourage the mobility of staff and students. King’s recently sent a large academic delegation to Mumbai and Delhi, headed by Principal Professor Sir Rick Trainor, to strengthen key relationships with partners and pursue joint research opportunities.
King’s continues to build strong links with India through a number of activities and events with partner organisations, such as the London University International Partnership (LUIP), and the UKIERI Study India Programme. These have included a recent LUIP visit to India alongside the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and a series of blogs written by London-based Indian students about their experiences in the capital. The trip culminated in a reception at the residence of the British High Commissioner to India, attended by numerous King’s alumni and representatives from industry.

Students on the 2012 UKIERI Study India Programme in Delhi

Student blogs
LUIP has students from across its 16 member universities blogging about their experiences. Their blogs cover topics ranging from visits to historic landmarks to everyday life in London. One of the most active bloggers is King’s student, Poulomi Bhadra, who is studying for an MSc in Forensic Science. Visit Poulomi’s blog to find out why she likes London, to learn about her favourite tourist attractions, and to discover the things she just doesn’t understand about the capital.
Pioneering health research
King’s recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai. The agreement marks the launch of a formal partnership between TMC and King’s Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre – one of the world’s leading academic centres that combines first class clinical care with groundbreaking research into personalised cancer treatment. Delivering affordable cancer care for an ageing global population is one of the main challenges the collaboration will address. The partnership with TMC also signals King’s renewed commitment to developing partnerships in India in areas that the College has particular expertise – with cancer at the forefront in the medical sciences, along with neuroscience and mental health.  
Our future relationship with India
King’s plans to continue building a strong relationship with India into 2013 and beyond, in particular through our Summer Schools and Pre-university Summer Schools.
Notes to editors
For further information on King’s activities in India please contact Katherine Barnes, International PR Manager, on +44 207 848 3076 or
Find out more about King’s India Institute.
Find out more about King's and India and alumni groups in India
For further information about King's visit our 'King's in Brief' page.

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