2020/08/19 Dresden, Germany
At her inaugural press conference yesterday, Prof. Staudinger placed great emphasis on digitalisation and internationalisation of the university in all areas – from administration to research. This echoes her introductory presentation, where she highlighted the need for TU Dresden to extend its international focus and to develop the university into a global university of the 21st century. Prof. Staudinger’s international experience and network will certainly promote this objective and furthermore elevate science institutions in Dresden and beyond.
Since the Institute’s establishment, UNU-FLORES maintains a close and trusted partnership with TU Dresden and has collaborated in matters of research as well as educational programmes that support young professionals from around the world to obtain doctoral degrees, thereby empowering them to become leaders of tomorrow.
Prof. Staudinger had also addressed the overarching topic of sustainability in her introductory presentation. Combined with her highly recognised work in the fields of demographic change and ageing, this provides exceptional opportunities for both UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden to further develop the existing cooperation on several levels. UNU-FLORES’s research on the Nexus Approach to the sustainable management of environmental resources can build on these experiences and flourish in collaboration with researchers from TU Dresden.
Existing clusters and networks in Dresden and the region, such as PRISMA and DRESDEN-concept, which UNU-FLORES is a member of, could pave the way for initiating new projects and initiatives. With UNU-FLORES as an international organisation and think tank headquartered in Dresden, TU Dresden and its new Rector, Prof. Ursula M. Staudinger, can continue to look forward to having a strong and reliable partner on their side for years to come.