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Purdue launches partnership with Greek universities and small business chamber, deepens collaboration with European semiconductor hub in Belgium


Jun 5, 2023
Purdue launches partnership with Greek universities and business chamber, deepens collaboration with European semiconductor hub in Belgium

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University continues to broaden and widen its international footprint with the signing of a series of Memoranda of Understanding with 4 top investigation universities in Greece, at a time when the U.S. and Greece love a pretty robust relation. The STEM-focused MOUs mark the fourth international partnership that Purdue has announced more than the previous 3 weeks. A fifth MOU also was signed involving Purdue and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, whose principal concentrate is to market and foster financial and small business relationships involving the United States and Greece.

On May perhaps 30 and 31 in Athens, Greece, Purdue President Mung Chiang was joined by his counterparts at National Technical University of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University, Democritus University of Thrace, and the University of Patras to finalize the agreements that will make very important academic, investigation and innovation collaboration amongst the partners and study abroad possibilities for Purdue students.

Chiang and Purdue colleagues also met with Purdue alumni and pals and with the U.S. ambassador to Greece, continuing to strengthen relationships involving the U.S. and Greece.


Purdue President Mung Chiang, left, with Meletios A. Dimopoulos, rector of the University of Athens. (Photo supplied)
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“We enthusiastically appear forward to fruitful partnership with 4 top investigation universities in Greece, exactly where there is a robust heritage of classical education,” Chiang stated. “These vibrant relations are about seizing possibilities for investigation collaboration, possibilities for undergraduate and graduate students in each nations, and possibilities for broadening Purdue’s PhD student pipelines.”

The partners are in discussions about joint academic and investigation applications associated to physics, laptop science, electrical engineering and biological sciences. These applications also train students in crucial regions to contribute to workforce improvement.

“We can cast a broad net, so to speak, to make certain we can leverage as lots of partnerships as doable across the nation that would be a great match with Purdue departments, Purdue initiatives and, of course, faculty and students,” stated Peristera Paschou, professor of biological sciences and associate dean for graduate education and strategic initiatives in Purdue’s College of Science. “We are discussing investigation collaborations, and we also are discussing the possible design and style of dual academic offerings, applications that will make a bridge that connects universities in Greece to our applications right here at Purdue.”

Purdue President Mung Chiang with Jan Jambon, minister-president of the Flanders, the Flemish government. (Photo supplied)
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Paschou, who earned her PhD from National University of Athens in 2002, has been a faculty member in Purdue’s Division of Biological Sciences considering the fact that 2016. Other members of the Purdue delegation integrated Petros Drineas, associate head of the Division of Computer system Science Dimitrios Peroulis, electrical and laptop engineering professor Lefteri Tsoukalas, nuclear engineering professor Pavlos Vlachos, healthcare engineering professor and Alyssa Wilcox, senior vice president for partnerships.

In addition to the academic partnerships, Chiang also signed an MOU with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, which has a membership of 750 corporations all through Greece. “The intent is for Purdue to present education for workforce improvement in Greece and also draw experience from Greek corporations and sector to companion with our faculty right here at Purdue and pursue investigation and innovation,” Paschou stated.

Following the stop by to Greece, Chiang and Purdue colleagues visited Brussels and Leuven in Belgium, meeting with imec CEO Luc Van den hove and the leadership group at imec headquarters to talk about the cornerstone partnership for semiconductor investigation and improvement collaboration announced in May perhaps in Washington, D.C.

Purdue President Mung Chiang and David Roberts, CEO of Applied Study Institute of the state of Indiana, met with imec CEO Luc Van den hove and the leadership group at imec headquarters. (Photo supplied)
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Chiang along with David Roberts, CEO of Applied Study Institute for the state of Indiana, then met with the Minister-President of the Flemish government, Jan Jambon former Belgian Ambassador to EU and the U.S., Dirk Wouters and chair of the Committee on Budgets of the European Parliament, Johan Van Overtveldt, in Brussels.

“We are excited to accelerate and expand the partnership with imec, which has the most thriving model of semiconductor university-sector collaboration,” Chiang stated. “We also enjoyed a wide variety of door-opening discussion of power, transportation and pharmaceutical innovation collaboration with leaders of Belgium and EU. Purdue University is the new bridge involving Europe and America’s Silicon Heartland.”

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Writer/Media get in touch with: Wes Mills, wemills@purdue.edu

Supply: Peristera Paschou, ppaschou@purdue.edu

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