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13 June 2019

Collaboration offers students training opportunities in AI and design innovation

King’s has signed an agreement with Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and technology.

Signing of the agreement

King’s has this week signed an agreement with Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and technology, becoming their first academic partner in the UK.

The agreement was signed by President and Principal of King’s, Professor Edward Byrne and President of Infosys, Ravi Kumar S, at the launch of the Infosys Experience Design & Innovation Studio in London.

This expanded collaboration with Infosys includes internship opportunities for King’s students, including training, seminars, as well as opportunities for research collaborations.

King’s already has a long-standing relationship with Infosys through the InStep global internship programme. So far, 43 King’s students have been accepted onto this flagship internship programme at Infosys Headquarters in what is dubbed the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore.

With the launch of Infosys Experience Design & Innovation Studio in London, King’s, as its academic partner, has the opportunity to work alongside Infosys in combining design with the latest technologies including in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, the Internet of Things and 5G. 

Professor Edward Byrne said: “I am pleased to have been part of the exciting launch of the studio here in London and delighted to see our collaborations expand with Infosys. Through the Infosys inStep Internship program, five King’s students will be placed at the Infosys’ headquarters in Bangalore this year, which I am sure will be a huge learning experience for them both professionally and culturally. With the signing of the agreement, I look forward to expanding our partnership into diverse areas and strengthening the engagement between King’s and Infosys.”

Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys said: “I am excited to expand our longstanding partnership with King’s College London. By combining King’s world-class research and academic capabilities with Infosys’ expertise in design and cutting-edge technologies, we are developing digital talent to power the workforce of the future.”