Purdue University enters in new endeavor

Purdue University continues to make a name for itself globally.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 6:37 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2018 1:41 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University continues to make a name for itself globally.

The school's latest endeavor, Laser Pulse Consortium. Purdue has been awarded $70,000,000 to lead and co-create research for developing countries.

The goal is to use research to find solutions to help people who live in extreme poverty. The university estimates it will impact at least 120 countries.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will support the program over the course of 5 years.

Projects will vary depending on the specific country's need.

"Ranging from education to gender equality to food security to water and sanitation to economic development, infrastructure, it could literally come from any of the USAID sectors from any region of the world," said Arvind Raman, Associate Dean in the College of Engineering. 

Purdue is partnering with Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame.

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