• President Córdova and Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos inside the Presidential Palace, Casa de Nariño.

  • Executive Director and CEO of the Purdue Alumni Association Kirk Cerny and President Córdova pose with Alumni at an event in Bogotá.

  • During a national innovation summit in Colombia attended by several CPIASR members, President Santos received the flag from Dr. Arden Bement, director of Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute.

  • Purdue, Colombia forge scientific research partnership

    Purdue University and several Colombian agencies have signed an agreement establishing the Colombia-Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Research. From left, Arden Bement; Juan Ernesto de Bedout, chair, College of Engineering Advisory Council; Minister of Education of Colombia Maria Fernanda Campo; and Leah Jamieson.

  • The Universidad del Rosario

    Located in Bogota, was founded in 1653 and is known as "The cradle of the republic" due to its important place in Colombian history.

    Thirty Colombian presidents have graduated from Universidad del Rosario.

  • Colciencias

    Colciencias, the Colombian department for science, technology and innovation, which is the equivalent of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    From left, Juan Jose Trujillo, vice director of Colciencias; Jaime Restrepo Cuartas, director of Colciencias, Leah Jamieson and Arden Bement.

  • Colfuturo

    Colfuturo, led by Director Jeronimo Castro Jaramillo, will fund the doctoral students who will study in Purdue's engineering programs.

    From left, Leah Jamieson, Arden Bement and Jeronimo Castro Jaramillo, director of Colfuturo.

  • Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano
  • Universidad Nacional, Medellin
  • Edificio Sarmiento, Universidad Nacional, Bogota
  • Fac. Ingenieria UdeA
  • Uniandes 3 Edificio Mario Laserna
  • Bindley Bioscience Center
  • Biblioteca EAFIT
  • Universidad Javeriana Bogota

Colciencias Convocatoria

The Colciencias convocatoria No. 568 for PhD studies overseas with a Purdue specific Annex is now open (closure date May 29, 2012).

The Colciencias website has more information regarding the process and terms of the scholarship.

For those interested in applying to Purdue for PhD studies under this scheme, please read:
Benefits and process for applying to Purdue under the Colciencias fellowship


Thank you to all 2011 CPIASR International Collaboration Forum participants.
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The mission of the CPIASR will advance the School of Engineering's goals, as outlined in its 2009-2014 strategic plan.

College of Engineering Strategic Plan (PDF - Spanish Version)


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The Colombia - Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Research

Purdue University and the government of Colombia have established an unprecedented partnership focused upon preparing Colombia’s most accomplished students to become tomorrow’s most accomplished researchers. The Colombia-Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Research is designed to promote an exchange of people and knowledge, enhance the scientific and entrepreneurial work force in Colombia, and facilitate collaborative scientific advancements that benefit the economic future of the Americas.

Purdue's effort is being led by the College of Engineering and the Global Policy Research Institute in conjunction with: the Colombian Ministry of Education; Colciencias, the Colombian department for science, technology and innovation; Fulbright (Colombia); and Colfuturo, a private foundation that enhances Colombian graduate students’ opportunities for studying outside Colombia.

"Purdue is well-positioned to help Colombia enhance its base of world-class scientists and increase their visibility," said Arden Bement, director of the Global Policy Research Institute. "One of our driving passions is to help emerging markets do the kind of research that eventually will improve the world."