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Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a place where Purdue researchers move beyond traditional boundaries, collaborating across disciplines and with policymakers and business leaders to create solutions for a better world. Grand challenges of global health, global conflict and security, and those that lie at the nexus of sustainable energy, world food supply, water and the environment are the focus of researchers in Discovery Park. The translation of discovery to impact is integrated into the fabric of Discovery Park through entrepreneurship programs and partnerships.

Discovery Park (Brief)

Discovery Park is an open laboratory for interdisciplinary collaboration focused on global challenges. Our mission is to accelerate world-changing interdisciplinary research, enrich transformative education and advance the translation of innovation to commercialization activities of faculty, students and staff.

Purdue University

Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the University has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.

Purdue University - Social Media

Purdue University is committed to student success, changing how classes are taught with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative uses of technology.

Purdue University - Research Focus

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The University is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. It’s a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social, or humanitarian impact.

Purdue University - History

Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue’s role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 950 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that’s without rival.



9.6 Billion PEOPLE by 2050
Aging populations, rising cost of healthcare, global pandemics, sustainability

70% Increase in FOOD PRODUCTION by 2030
Increasing need for water, urbanized population, land use and production capability, climate change

Increasing need for agile innovation for ST&E solutions and new policy formulations for national security

60% of GLOBAL POPULATION Middle Class by 2030
Shift to megacities, rising demand for energy, food, water

40% to 60% increase in ENERGY DEMAND by 2050
Finding solutions. Fossil fuel-based economy, integration of renewables, energy poverty, climate change

Discovery Park Tagline

Where Disciplines Converge To Solve Global Challenges 

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