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IU talks about IUPUI split from Purdue that’s ahead



Indianapolis, Indiana – Officials from IUPUI say they’re looking forward to new growth opportunities with the separation of Indiana and Purdue universities.

The newly renamed Indiana University in Indianapolis will start implementing certain modifications this fall semester in order to be prepared for the entire transition in 2024.

Notwithstanding the division, Purdue University will stay on the same grounds.

Officials at Indiana University claim that task forces will assist in the separation and create additional chances for staff and students. According to them, more individuals are accepting the adjustments.

Julie Manning Magid, executive associate dean for faculty and research at the IU Kelly School of Business, said, “Students will find it a seamless process.”

The task force that is concerned with the effects of the separation on the state and the city is co-led by Magid. “Corporate, philanthropic, there are a lot of different kinds of funding we can think about as long as we are able to tell our story well and know what we’re really able to give to this city and state.”

Joanna Millunchick, dean of IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, said, “I’m excited that we’re going to be standing on our very own computer science department that’s going to be different from the Purdue department, so Purdue is going to be offering computer science after, starting in fall 2024, and IUI is going to be offering computer science as well.”

According to IU, the division will result in more educational and internship possibilities for its students at the site in downtown Indianapolis.

Indianapolis-based BioCrossroads Professional Services President and CEO Patty Martin commented, “We have the opportunity to really connect the sciences here and the tech science corridor with our companies in Indianapolis and really start to merge our academics and our industries together in a way that we’ve never done before.”

“Connecting the university and our science and our medical school to the health system of IU Health and others to our industry partners it’s just a real opportunity to put a focal spotlight on what’s here,” Martin said.