EVPRP 2018-2019 Annual Report

Marking a Year of Major Advancements in Research

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Advancing A New Era Of Discovery And Innovation

From small steps to giant leaps, from our backyard to the surface of the moon, Purdue University has spent its first 150 years plotting a course for success as a global research leader, a pillar of higher education equipping the next generation of leaders and addressing the world’s grand challenges.

In its very nature, Purdue has defined what it means to create rather than copy, and attracts those with a personality marked by curiosity, inquisitiveness and a deep desire to learn how things work. The world knows these women and men as game-changers.

We call them Boilermakers.

For generations since 1869, Boilermakers have been driven to ask questions, to research, to create, to innovate, to refine, to challenge ourselves and others, to seek solutions — to blaze new trails. All the while, knowing the idea alone isn’t enough. It must be proven, its potential impact defined.

We lead more and more major, national research centers every year. We invest heavily in our faculty and laboratories for advancing pure research. We foster a preeminent, collaborative environment of intellectual discourse and high-tech commercial enterprise, strengthening our ties to industry, other leading research institutions and foundations. These partnerships move beyond traditional boundaries and disciplines by connecting major stakeholders to create solutions for a better world.

Mind-opening realizations. World-changing discoveries. A persistent pursuit of innovation, together.

We’re charting new territory.

Research Data

Purdue reached a record high of $672 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2018-19 as reported to the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey — an increase of $28 million over the year prior.

Included in that record are $253 million from federal research funds and $419 million from nonfederal sources such as state and local government, businesses and nonprofits, institutional support and other foreign government and U.S. universities. Profit and nonprofit expenditures totaled $90 million, with $61 million from business and $29 million from nonprofit.

Innovation and economic prosperity university award
No. 3 globally university start-up creation
$520.6M research awards
No. 13 worldwide U. S. Patents

Research Expenditures Federal and Nonfederal

Research Expenditures Business and Nonprofit

Research Expenditures Federal Agency

National Science Foundation (NSF)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)