West Lafayette (IN): Visit of Purdue University
To increase student and faculty engagement with France, the Consul General, the Scientific Attaché and the Deputy Attaché met with the Office for Global Partnerships, and the Office for Global Engineering Programs at Purdue University on February 12, 2019.
The delegation discussed with faculty from the Center for Global Food Security, the Discovery Park, and representatives from corporate research engagement, to make personal connections that will facilitate additional student and faculty exchanges.
From left to right: Heidi Arola, Managing Director for Global Partnerships ; James Dat, Scientific Attaché ; Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General
Purdue University has an annual budget of $2.3 billion, and more than 400 study abroad programs in 60 different countries. The University is well-renowned for both the college of engineering and agriculture and is one of the 37 land-grant universities.
Purdue University will keep tuition fees at the same level through the 2020-21 academic year, marking a run of eight consecutive years with a freeze. The university has now over 42.000 students.
In 2018, only 32 French students came studying at Purdue University. This visit was an opportunity for the Consulate delegation to discuss possibilities to facilitate exchanges and collaborations between France and the University with the various departments.