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Purdue University ranks in the top 62 research institutions in North America. In 2012-13, the University expended more than $600 million in support of research, using funds received from the state and federal governments, industry, foundations, and individual donors. Purdue faculty are world-renowned experts in their fields working in world-class laboratories and classrooms. Purdue offers more than 400 research laboratories and 100 discipline-specific centers and institutes, including several that are uniquely recognized in their fields. Life sciences and interdisciplinary research collaborations can be found on the Life Sciences at Purdue website. For the latest news on Purdue Research, visit the Purdue University News Service.