5 November 2018

KCL signs a preliminary agreement with the University of Paris for a strategic partnership

Senior figures from King’s College London recently met with the Founding Institutions of the University of Paris to sign a preliminary agreement towards a strategic partnership. Chris Cobb (University of London Pro-Vice Chancellor), Peter Kopelman (UoL Vice-Chancellor) and Ed Byrne (President of KCL and Deputy Vice Chancellor of UoL) together with Tim Gore attended the ceremony and signing of the agreement. 

During the ceremony Ed Byrne made a speech in which he emphasized the opportunities for closer collaboration between the two universities and drew attention to ULIP in particular. 

Making reference to the imminent post-Brexit context, Ed also spoke about how the Member Institutions of the University of London recognize what a vital “asset in Europe” ULIP represents. While the agreement between the London and Paris universities was a preliminary step, it is clear that ULIP could play an essential facilitating role within similar agreements in the future.

After the ceremony, a team from KCL led by Professor Funmi Olonisakin, KCL’s Vice President, visited ULIP accompanied by Peter Kopelman and Chris Cobb.  Peter later spoke of how impressed he was by the institute, its resources and its superb location in the centre of Paris.