About The Purdue Principles of Global Collaboration


For almost 150 years, Purdue University has been providing excellent education to its students. One core component that Purdue seeks to impart to its students is global competency. The Purdue Principles of Global Collaboration, written by a group of student leaders on campus, shows the University’s commitment to fostering an environment that values intercultural collaboration.

This statement is relevant to the international community as it provides clear support for the contributions they bring to the classroom, research, and student life. It is equally relevant to the domestic students as it encourages the mindset of global awareness. While there often exists a divide between students of different nationalities, it is vital that everyone understands that fixing this is a joint effort; both domestic and international students must be aware of the potential of intercultural interactions and commit to engagement with each other. Moreover, as students, professionals, and citizens of the world, we must realize that the interconnectedness of the world is not only growing, but also affecting us directly. Recruiters are constantly looking for students who are aware of the necessity of global collaboration, and who have the skills to excel in a multicultural environment.

For these reasons, we believe a statement on this topic is not only relevant, but necessary. As a leading University in diversity and currently ranking 3rd among U.S. public institutions for international student enrollment, Purdue could make a large impact by publicly committing to these ideals and encouraging students from all nationalities to understand their importance. Diversity already exists at Purdue; these principles will push the community to take advantage of it personally and professionally.

The Purdue Principles of Global Collaboration was developed by the Iron Key Class of 2018.

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