Honors & Designations

Purdue's engagement efforts to effectively leverage our assets to advance the economy and quality of lives have been recognized by several organizations. Below are some of our awards and recognition achievements.

Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

Purdue is among a handful of universities across the country which have been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The designation recognizes Purdue’s work with public- and private-sector partners to support economic development.

Carnegie Community Engaged University

Purdue has earned the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Elective Community Engagement Classification. The Carnegie Foundation recognized Purdue for its dedication to engagement, through which the University uses its resources to improve the quality of life of Indiana citizens and people throughout the world. Purdue was recognized for engagement achievements in areas including economic development, P-12 education, community service and lifelong learning.

C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award

The Purdue Kenya Program, which pairs faculty and students in the College of Pharmacy with counterparts in Kenya, has been named a regional winner of the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award. The award is intended to recognize institutions that have redesigned learning, discovery and engagement to develop stronger links within communities.

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