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President France A. Córdova
MOU Ceremony
Monday, March 5, 2012
Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia

  • Acknowledgments and Praise for Universidad de Antioquia
    • Thank you. It’s an honor to be with you and to become acquainted with this beautiful, historic, and prestigious university.
    • I am impressed with your research, and I am confident visiting Purdue researchers will feel as I do: welcome and at home on the grounds of a great university.
  • Convey Purdue’s commitment to Antioquia and the Colombia partnership
    • This signing ceremony is a symbol of our partnership and a great reason to celebrate.
      • But the true evidence of our partnership will be found in the labs and the classrooms; it will be in the exchange of students, the collaboration of researchers, and the strength that comes from shared expertise.
    • We anticipate that the results of this partnership will even extend beyond the borders of Antioquia to all of Colombia, Latin America and even the world.
    • Through this partnership—Colombia, with Antioquia as a major supporter—is well positioned to become a leader in Latin America in the field of nanotechnology, biotechnology and sustainability against disasters.
    • Through this partnership—Purdue—is well positioned to create new opportunities for its scholars, expose our students to global issues, and play a role in the development of one of the world’s most vibrant and growing economies.
    • Together we will charter a brighter future for Colombia and Purdue’s home state of Indiana, maybe even the world.
    • There’s no telling where together, we may go. It’s an honor to do it side-by-side, Purdue and Antioquia, as partners…and as friends.