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15.02.2019 Press Release

Knowledge builds bridges: Duke of Kent visits TU Dresden

© Marc Eisele/Universitätsklinikum Dresden

© Marc Eisele/Universitätsklinikum Dresden

Today (11th February 2019), Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. As part of his visit to Dresden, he was particularly interested in gaining an impression of the scientific work conducted at Saxony's largest university and East Germany's only University of Excellence with the exception of Berlin. Moreover, TU Dresden also has close ties to British universities.

The transCampus London - Dresden is a unique joint campus that transcends national borders. This one of a kind initiative is continuously expanding. The two leading universities, King's College London and Technische Universität Dresden, have recently extended their cooperation to the field of materials research. transCampus was launched in 2015 as a research alliance with a focus on medicine and biotechnology, later supplemented by communications technology.

The Duke of Kent, as Chancellor of the University of Surrey, accompanied by the British Ambassador Sir Sebastian Wood, wanted to familiarise himself with this strategic partnership between KCL and Dresden's researchers. In the foyer of the "DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden" (CRTD) of TU Dresden, they were cordially welcomed by Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Rector of TUD, Prof. Gerhard Rödel, Vice-Rector for Research, and Uwe Gaul, State Secretary of the Saxon State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts. At various exhibition stands, the Duke of Kent gained insights into the development of regenerative therapies, into models of neurodegenerative processes in the eye, into clinical diabetes research and into materials research at the "Dresden Centre for Computational Materials Science (DCMS)".

"Today, science is no longer bound by national borders, international exchanges have become the norm and a driving force for pioneering developments," emphasised the Duke of Kent.

Please find the complete press release here.