Tsinghua is Purdue's only university-wide strategic partner in the world, impacting almost every college on the Purdue campus. Tsinghua sends more of its students to Purdue to pursue doctoral degrees than to any other university, and, conversely, Purdue sends more of its students there for short-term study abroad opportunities than to any other location.
Purdue University signed an MOU with Tsinghua in 2001, and a Student Exchange Agreement in 2006. The first ever University-wide strategic partnership with Tsinghua was signed in 2010. The first of its kind for both institutions.
Since that last agreement was signed Purdue and Tsinghua have provided seed funding for research projects conducted by both of our faculties in the areas of sustainable energy, infectious diseases, earthquake engineering, and nanotechnology.