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Director of Colombia's Department of Science visits Purdue University

Event Date: November 4, 2011
Jaime Restrepo Cuartes, the director of Colciencias (the Colombian government's Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation) toured Purdue University’s campus and met with numerous academic and research leaders Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.

The visit reinforced Colciencias’ strong relationship with Purdue, which has been expanding since the two organizations established the successful Purdue annex of Colciencias’ Jose de Caldas fellowship program in 2010. A highlight of Director Restrepo’s visit was meeting with President France A. Córdova. President Córdova thanked Director Restrepo for his efforts in helping develop a relationship between Purdue and in fostering a biodiversity research engagement between Colombia and Purdue. Read more about the visit.