Purdue University SE Office of Engagement connects the university and external partners in work that improves the human condition – developing the next generation of leaders and innovators, tackling critical public and social challenges, promoting economic vitality and enhanced quality of life, and revitalizing democratic culture.
Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for 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.
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. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. 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.