The IU Board of Trustees and the executive committee of Purdue’s Board of Trustees agreed to split Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis into two separate schools Friday.. The realignment will be completed and become official in the fall of 2024, ending the 52-year collaboration in Indianapolis.
IU will take over the School of Science at IUPUI, while Purdue will take over the Department of Computer Science. Purdue will combine IUPUI’s computer science, technology and engineering programs as part of an expansion of Purdue West Lafayette. This will allow Purdue students to study in Indianapolis while pursuing internships in the area.
IU will continue providing some administrative services for both schools as well as managing the intercollegiate athletic program.
Despite becoming separate schools, IU announced joint research initiatives, including a biosciences engineering institute.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb congratulated IU President Pamela Whitten and Purdue President Mitch Daniels, saying the decision will help the state be “a leader in the developing workforce of tomorrow” as well as attracting more companies to the state.