King’s launches the PLuS Alliance

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King’s College London, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney and Arizona State University are excited to form a new international partnership, the PLuS Alliance: a new commitment to solving global problems, and opening access to education worldwide.

The new partnership will create, enable and deploy innovative research and education connections between King’s and its new partners in the United States and Australia.

Areas of particular focus for the new partnership include sustainability, global health, social justice, technology and innovation.

In combining research talent and resources, the PLuS Alliance will develop solutions to global challenges that transcend traditional academic disciplines and national socio-economic boundaries.

The partnership launched in July 2017, and was supported by PLuS Alliance academics.

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Pictured from left to right: Dr Jacqueline Wernimont, Arizona State University, Professor David Sanderson, UNSW Sydney, Professor Satvinder Juss, King’s College London, Paul Ramadge, PLus Alliance  

Experts involved with the Plus Alliance include King’s Professor Satvinder Juss, who has explored the identity of refugees, the role of religion in the perception of refugees and the implications of these questions for social justice in today’s world.

Professor David Sanderson, of UNSW Sydney, has explored the changing face of forced migration, from traditional refugee camps to the urbanised forced migrants of the 21st century, asking: ‘How can aid adapt to the new urban reality’ of forced migration?

Finally, Dr Jacqueline Wernimont, of Arizona State University, has researched issues of mobility and belonging amongst migrant communities.


To find out more about the PLuS Alliance, watch President & Principal, Professor Edward Byrne discuss the alliance and the benefits of cross-border collaborations with world-leading institutions, as well as how by working together, we can exceed our own limitations and create break through discoveries for the good of society.