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By on April 16, 2017

Name of university

Purdue University

Global Engineering Programs

516 Northwestern Avenue, Seng-Liang Wang Hall, 4th Floor

+1 765-496-3533

Official Focal Point
Andrea Burniske

Alternate Focal Point
Alexander Moseson

Authority approving the partnership
Arvind Raman, Associate Dean of Global Engineering Programs and Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering



Purdue’s College of Engineering is among the largest in the US, and its “renaissance engineers” prized. Ranked Top 10 nationwide, it is #6 for graduate programs and #9 for undergraduate programs, with four schools ranking Top 5 for undergraduate programs. Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) has been ranked #1 for both graduate (7 years running) and undergraduate (6 years running) education.
Global Engineering Programs (GEP) facilitates global affairs: research, engagement, student experience, and international development. Its Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab puts engineering innovations to work for global sustainable development. The Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab helps to translate Purdue’s engineering innovations to sustainable global development impact for the poorest or vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). It provides connectivity to key stakeholders and potential donors in international development, and seed funding for designing and testing innovative yet appropriate solutions for communities in LMICs. I2D Lab provides a fertile ground for interdisciplinary student and faculty teams to work on solving roadblock challenges in education, energy, water and sanitation, humanitarian response, food security, healthcare, structures, and labor-saving innovations.
Suggested Collaboration Opportunities
Urban Food Systems; Appropriate Technology; Potable Water Systems; Makers Spaces for Girls

Kitchen building design layouts to minimize indoor air pollution. We have a faculty-led student team, the Global Air Quality Trekkers, who have been making recommendations for kitchen layouts and stove configurations, based on optimizing local designs in the Nandi community of Western Kenya.

Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Youth
  • Water
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Mobility
  • Information and Monitoring
  • Housing
  • Gender
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development

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