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About Purdue University

Purdue University was founded in 1869 under a land-grant act, signed by Abraham Lincoln, that turned public lands over to states that agreed to use proceeds from the sale of the land for a college of agriculture and the ”mechanic arts.” Today, Purdue is known around the world for scholarly excellence and research contributions in the fields of aerospace, engineering, science, technology and math.

The list of Purdue’s distinguished alumni includes many pioneers in their fields, including Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, as well as notable faculty members such as Ei-ichi Negishi, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and two recipients of the World Food Prize, Philip Nelson and Gebisa Ejeta.

With more than 400 research laboratories and 116 University-approved research centers and institutes, Purdue continues to fulfill its mission to expand the frontiers of knowledge and its applications, to help build a better world.

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