WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue University is celebrating a new alliance with a university in Peru, all in the name of research.
The two universities officially launched the collaboration Monday evening. Purdue President Mitch Daniels even welcomed the other university leaders in Spanish.
Faculty members at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin will work with faculty and researchers at Purdue. They will work on research related to environmental health, including food security and water quality.
"What we're doing there with the university in Peru translates to our own region here in Indiana - to improve agricultural production, to improve overall environmental management of our resources," said Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, chief scientist and executive director at Discovery Park.
The agreement is currently set for three years of work. However, leaders expect work and projects to expand.