The Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI), previously called the Global Policy Research Institute, hosts an interdisciplinary community of world class faculty and students working on global challenges. PPRI aims to bring the talents of the university community to bear on global challenge issues, catalyzing new areas of research and enhancing the impact of that research. PPRI aims to do this by connecting faculty and students with those who can use their ideas and talent outside the university.
Purdue’s faculty collectively hold unique sets of expert knowledge that enable them to examine many facets of society’s biggest problems. PPRI leverages this expertise, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to research. PPRI partners with various centers and institutes on campus to investigate and generate insight into a wide range of policy issues, focussing on the strategic focus areas of Discovery Park.