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14 February 2023

King's celebrates 10 years of transCampus partnership

King’s welcomed the Minister President of Saxony to celebrate 10 years of the transCampus partnership with the University of Dresden at an event in London.

Transcampus event

Minister President of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer honored the partnership and its success during his keynote speech at the anniversary celebration yesterday (13 February 2023). With his visit to the transCampus, Minister President Kretschmer also paid special tribute to this important development of the bridge in culture and science in order to address global challenges.

The transCampus partnership, which is overseen by joint Dean, Professor Stefan Bornstein includes joint professorships, administrative structures and training programmes for students from the different faculties of the two universities. The transCampus strategy recruits and trains students worldwide in various fields of medicine, biology, technology, engineering and communication sciences.

Speakers at the transCampus celebration event
Speakers at the transCampus celebration event

Saxony is proud to be part of such a dynamic and important academic partnership that uniquely bridges science, education and translation to society. The length and depth of the collaboration is in itself a testament of the determination and dedication of both Universities and the entire team involved.

Michael Kretschmer, Minister President of Saxony

At the event, Minister Kretchemer spoke alongside, Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-President for International, Engagement & Service at King’s; Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Senior Vice-President of Research & Innovation at King’s; Mike Shaw, Director IP & Licensing at King’s; Professor Stefan Bornstein, transCampus Dean; and Professor Toktam Mahmoodi, Professor of Communications and Engineering & Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s.

Part of the core ambition of our new strategy for King’s, Vision 2029, is to deploy our assets in service to society, to help make the world a better place. The knowledge exchange between King’s and the University of Dresden, which is the essence of this partnership, is a reflection of our commitment to delivering this ambition. We hope the next moment for this collaboration is defined by expansion and pushing the frontiers of innovation.

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-President for International, Engagement & Service at King’s

Through the transCampus partnership, a range of successful start-up companies and research initiatives have been founded that support patient care. These projects range from the development of new materials, to new approaches in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer and diabetes, to the treatment of patients with long Covid, and the genetic screening of populations. The partnership has found success by combining expertise from both universities to deliver long-term projects and initiatives that benefit wider society.

We are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of the transCampus collaboration between our two universities. Through this complimentary partnership we are driving forward innovation in research to address pressing global challenges and we look forward to continuing to do this over the coming years.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Senior Vice-President of Research and Innovation at King’s

We are delighted to celebrate 10 years of the transCampus partnership. The sustainability and long-term success of this unique partnership is based on concrete, mutually beneficial projects and initiatives that add value and create value for society as a whole.

Professor Stefan Bornstein, transCampus Dean

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'Funmi  Olonisakin

Vice President (International, Engagement & Service)

Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

Vice President (Research & Innovation)