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Agency/Foundation Partnerships

A primary focus of the LATeRAL program involves graduate studies coupled with strong professional development activities.  Partner agencies may sponsor the graduate programs of potential future faculty or corporate scientists/administrative leaders.  The partnerships established with universities and companies in the region will foster transitions to productive careers in the home country. 

If your agency chooses to be a strategic partner in this program with Purdue University, you can expect both well-trained future leaders and a long-term connection to Purdue that builds on our mutual success.  These benefits are made possible by several aspects of the program to which Purdue is committed:

  • Understanding your agency needs and goals, and those of the students
  • Focusing student research in areas of home country interest
  • Matching students with strong faculty advisors at Purdue, and involving faculty/company mentors from the home country institutions, as appropriate
  • Involving students in interdisciplinary research that prepares them for a team approach to addressing complex problems as future leaders
  • Providing special training to students in entrepreneurship
  • Exposing students to innovations in teaching for success as future faculty members
  • Providing students exposure to translating research into commercialization
  • Providing personalized logistical support to the students prior to and during their time at Purdue, and to the agency sponsoring the student

In addition to core activities within LATeRAL, the partnerships with universities and companies will provide:

  • Collaborations in research and education with home country institutions
  • Identifying resources that help ensure success as new faculty members or industry leaders (upon return to the home country)
  • Maintaining long-term connection to Purdue for collaborations