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urdue University ranks in the top 62 research institutions in North America. In 2005-06, the University expended more than $400 million in support of research, using funds received from the state and federal governments, industry, foundations, and individual donors. Purdue faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields working in world-class laboratories and classrooms. Purdue offers more than 400 research laboratories and 100 discipline-specific centers and institutes, including several that are uniquely recognized in their fields. For the latest news on Purdue Research, visit the Purdue University News Service.

The Purdue Research Foundation was established to provide facilities, equipment, and financial support to Purdue Research. This foundation assists researchers in becoming the best in their field. Purdue University attracts and retains premier faculty talent. One of the reasons is a No. 2 ranking in a top-10 list of the nation's "Best Places to Work in Academia", according to The Scientist magazine.

The Purdue Research Park, which was voted the #1 Research Park in the country for 2004 and 2005, is home to more than 90 companies, many of which are commercializing Purdue-developed technologies. The Park was further recognized in 2005 for 'Excellence in Technology Transfer,' an award for demonstrating the most success in the commercialization of university research.

Purdue Technology Center in the Purdue Research Park
Purdue Technology Center
Discovery Park is a 40-acre interdisciplinary research and educational complex consisting of twelve centers:


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Since the creation of Discovery Park in 2001, it has attracted more than $110 million in sponsored research, and now involves about 1,000 faculty, staff, and graduate students. The park has been critical in forming eight start-up companies and at least 40 patent filings. Discovery Park continues to grow today, and its facilities are a hub of graduate student research.

In addition to exciting interdisciplinary research, Purdue’s colleges continue to excel in discovery, learning, and engagement.

In the College of Agriculture, researchers at Purdue Agricultural Centers help identify and solve production problems, take risks that eventually will benefit farmers, and explain the results of sophisticated research. The Center for Food Animal Well Being and the USDA-affiliated Livestock Behavior Research Unit engage researchers in current issues on animal welfare. Issues in international agriculture are also being addressed. For more research news from the College of Agriculture, check out Agri-cultures, Purdue’s magazine on agricultural research, teaching, and extension. Or, visit the Purdue Agricultural Research Programs home page.

Graduate students from Ireland's Dublin Institute of Technology who are at Purdue University for the semester, conduct experiments in a lab in the Department

Holly Guiden (right) and Sarah Browne, visiting graduate students from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland, conduct weighing experiments in a lab in the Department of Foods and Nutrition. Many departments host visiting faculty and graduate scholars from around the world.

In the College of Education, faculty members are actively involved in on-going research and development initiatives in areas related to education. A variety of educational research centers, including one of the world’s first Gifted Education Research Institutes, support on-going research to improve the field of education. Visit the news page for more information on the College of Education.

The College of Engineering is exemplified by first-class research in emerging fields. Learn about some of the hot new discoveries made by Purdue Engineers and our faculty awards and honors. The College of Engineering boasts many top-ranked programs. View the latest news and events from the College.

The College of Health and Human Sciences was launched on July 1, 2010 to bring together nine existing academic units on campus. This exciting realignment promises to enhance learning and collaboration among students and faculty from a variety of programs, with more than 170 innovative research projects in motion. Visit the new college's research page to view a list of funded grants that have the College of Health and Human Sciences engaged in discovery and solution.

In the College of Liberal Arts, opportunities for individual expression abound through the Purdue University Galleries, two brand new theaters, and the many publications of the English department. For information on the qualitative and quantitative social scientific research conducted by faculty and graduate students within Liberal Arts, be sure to read the monthly electronic newsletter.

The Krannert School of Management hosts a variety of related research centers that are home to a wide-range of economic and management studies. Working papers from faculty and graduate students discuss the results of new research and offer an excellent glimpse at current research. For links to some top news stories and research, read the Krannert Magazine. For the latest headlines and links to webcams, check out Krannert’s “What’s New” site.

Graduate student Ismael Cotte-Rodriguez, on left, holds a passport up to the sensing port of a modified mass spectrometer while Nari Talaty performs the computer analysis in the lab of Chemistry Professor R. Graham Cooks.

Graduate student Ismael Cotte-Rodriguez (left) holds a passport up to the sensing port of a modified mass spectrometer while Nari Talaty performs the computer analysis in the lab of chemistry professor R. Graham Cooks.
Students in the Department of Building Construction Management learn about building homes and other structures in one of the department's laboratories.
Students in the Department of Building Construction Management learn about building homes and other structures in one of the department's laboratories. The department, part of Purdue's College of Technology, has received a gift to establish the country's first education program focused on reconstruction and disaster restoration.

The College of Pharmacy aims its research toward an interdisciplinary approach in five basic areas. The Industrial Pharmacy and Contract Manufacturing Center, located in the Purdue Research Park, is dedicated to preeminence in pharmaceutical education, development, and manufacturing. For more information on research news, visit the Pharmacy newsletter.

The College of Science is recognized worldwide for its achievements and contributions to the life and physical sciences. The College oversees the nation’s leading information security center, CERIAS, and collaborates in several other University centers. For more details, visit the College of Science research page, and link to the many research centers and interdisciplinary research opportunities. Check out the College of Science news page for the latest issues of the newsletter and magazine and other College of Science news.

The College of Technology offers advanced degrees in all of its programs, which emphasize the use of technology, leadership and innovation to address a wide range of challenges. Graduate students work and study side-by-side with faculty who have national and international reputations in technical, manufacturing and human resource disciplines. Visit the college's news Web site for the latest updates.

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