King’s College London and the Telangana government would conduct collaborative research projects, signed MoU

King’s College London and the Telangana government would conduct collaborative research projects, signed MoU

Reported By: Priyanka Chakraborty, Intern

The Telangana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King’s College London. This sets out a joint intention to explore the development of higher educational provision within the Pharma University at Hyderabad Pharma City. It would involve research collaboration, various pharmaceutical projects, staff and student exchanges, as well as curriculum development and upskilling. This collaboration would help in advancement of the higher education of life science department – which in turn will create an opportunity to explore new openings for the students and the researchers.

The MoU was signed in the presence of state Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao, who is currently camping in the UK. He said, “Spread across 19,000 acres, Hyderabad Pharma City would be the world’s largest pharma cluster and the establishment of a Life Sciences and Pharma University is an integral part of the Pharma City vision. With Telangana’s life sciences ecosystem estimated at $50 billion, combined with King’s College London’s world leading expertise in research and training, I’m hopeful that this collaboration will deliver mutually beneficial partnerships for both Telangana and the United Kingdom.” Added to this, professor Shitij Kapur, president and principal of King’s College London, “This collaboration represents an exciting opportunity to develop higher education provision in Telangana with a focus on areas with current global significance and in which King’s has world leading expertise, including technology and health care,”