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Enabling International Research Collaborations

Purdue Engineering research is global and becoming more so: our faculty collaborated with academics and industry in 91+ countries just in 2013 – 2015. Furthermore, of the recent increase in the number of journal publications by engineering faculty, 71% can be attributed to publications with international collaborators (see the graphs below), consistent with national trends.

Top 10 international collaborators by country International proportion of publications (2013 - 2015)

Promoting international research collaboration aligns with our goal to increase our impact on global grand challenge problems through international collaboration in research and innovation.

For international collaborators: If you would like to engage with a Purdue engineering faculty member regarding research collaboration opportunities, we would be glad to put you in touch with the College’s Research Office or specific faculty. Please reach out to Global Engineering Programs at

For Purdue faculty: GEP offers two key services; please contact us at

  1. We are the College of Engineering’s Point of Contact for international collaboration agreements e.g. Memoranda of Understanding (MoU’s), Activity Agreements (AA’s),and Letters of Intent (LoI); liaising with the Office of Corporate and Global Partnerships
  2. We are a resource for international grant opportunities through support letters, grant-writing for the international component, finding research collaboration partners overseas, and identifying opportunities from these funding agencies and more: