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Some U.S. institutions of higher education, including Purdue University, were founded as a result of the Morrill Act of 1862, which was signed by U.S. president Abraham Lincoln to create colleges for the benefit of "agriculture and the mechanical arts." These so-called "land-grant" universities facilitate economic growth in America by design, serving as a place where academic research and the free market merge to develop technologies and research insights that serve the changing needs of society and get those advances more swiftly into the hands of those who would benefit most from them.

President of Purdue University Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. is making sure that Lincoln's vision for land-grant universities as catalysts for economic growth remains at the forefront of Purdue's vision for the future.

Drawing on his diverse experience as the Governor of the State of Indiana, a senior executive with a Fortune 500 international pharmaceutical company, and senior advisor to two U.S. presidents, Daniels will discuss how Purdue University is going beyond creating knowledge for knowledge's sake. He will share how the school is using the Silicon Valley model to set records for transferring research discoveries into businesses opportunities. Daniels will also answer questions on the Sino-U.S. relationship, the U.S. budget, and his experiences in the public and private sector that led Fortune magazine to name him one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" in March 2015.

Speaker(s) President of Purdue University Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Language English
Date and Time 2015/10/27 15:00 to 16:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries Elmo Wong
Tel: 28231237
Fax: 25279843
Fee Members @ HK$120 / Non-Members @ HK$350
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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