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Transcampus Initiative

Transcampus Initiative

In 2015, Kings College London and the Technsiche Universität Dresden established the first official Transcampus Programme in Europe. 

In March 2015, King’s College London appointed Professor Stefan Bornstein as Transcampus Dean, the first role of its kind for King’s. The remit of this role is to drive university partnership and collaborative research initiatives between two of Europe’s leading academic institutions, Kings’ College London and Technische Universität Dresden. 

The unique advantage of the Transcampus initiative lies in the formation of a “Star Alliance” which aims to bring the resources, critical mass and individual strengths of each institution together to create an even larger, united and complementary academic and clinical campus. The joint efforts of two leading universities in Europe will create a partnership of scientific strength in Biomedicine, able to compete with other leading institutions in the United States and across the rest of the globe.

Combining the resources in a translational effort on a joined medical campus will also benefit patients, enabling access to some of the best health care that may not available in their individual countries or any other country around the world. 

The Transcampus will also act as a wide academic platform from which students from both universities can freely move and benefit from the respective academic programmes.

Using the Transcampus model, clinical trials for rare diseases will become more efficient as a result of looking at larger and more diverse populations. Smaller and unique transplantation and regenerative medicine programmes such as islet transplantation will serve as a role model central programme for Europe and beyond. Combining bone marrow transplantation programmes in our institutions that have traditionally been one of the largest in their individual countries will form the largest programme in the world. This will allow for landmark clinical studies and setting the standards for further treatment on a much larger scale. 

This promising endeavour has had a gradual build-up over the last 2 years, increasing in academic substance and administrative infrastructure. We have already initiated the establishment of crucial scientific liaisons, have been awarded diverse academic grants, support from industry and biotechnology and have launched the Transcampus Student Exchange Programme and the Transcampus Staff Placement Programme (internal hyperlink).

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Aqua Who are we?

You can find out more about the people involved in the Transcampus Initiative on our people page.

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AquaFunding, collaborations and projects

Projects, collaborations and grants (PDF, 169KB)

Transcampus Staff Placement Programme (internal hyperlink)

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AquaSelected publications

Publications list (PDF, 238KB)

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AquaMeetings and events

30 September 2016

Transcampus Event honouring Professor Andrew V Schally, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1977

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Event poster
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April 2016

Visit of Professor Richard Trembath, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's College London, to Dresden.

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23-24 September 2015

Official Transcampus Inauguration, Dresden, Germany
Press releases
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10 June 2015 1st  Transcampus MRC/DFG Centre Alliance Meeting London

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View slideshow from the event (Flickr)

12-14 November 2014  David Pyke and Peter Watkins Visiting Professor Conference 2014

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View slideshow from the event (Flickr)

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AquaIn the news

Here you will find a summary of media coverage relating to the Transcampus Initiative.

2017

2016

 German national research foundation (DFG) awards the Transcampus a joint International Research Training Group (IRTG) grant for €5million

2015

Transcampus inauguration, 23-24 September

Launch of the Transcampus initiative, March

 

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