In Indy, a major announcement regarding IUPUI, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. A news release said the new vision, outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding approved today by the IU Board of Trustees and the executive committee of Purdue’s Board of Trustees, will transform the 52-year-old IUPUI – a joint venture between the two universities on a campus IU owns and manages – into separate academic organizations in which IU and Purdue will each govern their own programs. Completion of the realignment is expected in time for the fall 2024 semester. The exact names for each university’s presence in Indianapolis, they said, will be one of the projects of their working groups.
“This is an historic moment for Indianapolis, for IU, and for our entire state,” said IU President Pam Whitten. “We are building on IUPUI’s more than 50 years of accomplishment to propel us into becoming one of the preeminent urban research universities in this country. In addition to expanding our science and technology programs, we plan to grow across the board, create more opportunities for students, and become even more deeply integrated with the Indianapolis community through close relationships with local businesses, nonprofits, sports organizations, and more.”
Said Purdue President Mitch Daniels: “This new vision will enable the number of Purdue’s STEM graduates to grow and also provide more opportunities to our students and faculty both in Indianapolis and in West Lafayette. What we are announcing today responds to calls we have heard from Indianapolis and across the state for a bigger and more visible Purdue in Indianapolis. Our state and its largest city require a world-class, high-technology research presence of the quality Purdue represents.”