Purdue University has been named one of Fast Company’s top 20 Most Innovative Companies of 2023, alongside companies like NASA and McDonald’s.
The only higher education institution to make the list, Purdue is developing practical solutions for today’s toughest challenges — like addressing the increasing demand for semiconductors and a trained chip-production workforce; developing pioneering cancer treatment methods; creating accessible pathways to a world-class education; prioritizing the diversity of its faculty, staff and student body; and more.
Recognizing Purdue’s Innovation
To confront the challenges our nation faces today, we need people who understand the intersection of economics, diplomacy, emerging technology and the sciences. We find these people at places like Purdue, which bring together academia and the private sector to ensure that we can remain the world’s innovation leaders and standard setters.
U.S. Secretary of State
The graduates from these programs – from PhDs to associate degree holders – will be at the forefront of innovation as we revitalize American manufacturing.
Gina M. Raimondo
U.S. Secretary of Commerce on Purdue’s semiconductor degree programs
We’re not just catching up; we’re leading the way. Purdue has proven that over the years, through the technological advancements that they have discovered, created and shared with the world, and the world is a better place for it.
Governor of Indiana September 2022 visit to Purdue University
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