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Purdue continues to build connections with Colombia

Columbia Meeting

President France A. Córdova (center) on Friday (Nov. 4) meets with Jaime Restrep Cuartes (second from right), the director of Colciencias, the Colombian government's Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, which supports Colombia's fundamental and applied research.

Córdova thanked Restrep Cuartes for his efforts in helping develop a relationship between Purdue and in fostering a biodiversity research engagement between Colombia and Purdue.

Also pictured are (from left) Juan Ernesto DeBedout, Group President, Latin American Operations Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and member of Purdue's Engineering Advisory Council; Arden Bement, director of Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute; Marcela Ramirez, Colciencias; and Cecilia Tenorio, continuing lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.

More information on Purdue's growing initiative with Colombia is available at The Columbia-Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Reseach.