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A new era in Indianapolis

Indiana University is committed to building one of the nation’s premier urban research universities in the capital city. With the official launch of IU Indianapolis on July 1, 2024, that goal is closer than ever to being reality. Read stories about how IU Indianapolis students and faculty are innovating to meet the needs of the city and state.

Indiana University Indianapolis: A new era of impact is underway

Drawing on more than a century of Indiana University’s commitment to Indianapolis, the creation of IU Indianapolis is already accelerating statewide impact.

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Indiana University’s commitment to Indianapolis spans more than 100 years

IU began offering classes in the city in 1891, establishing a presence before any other public higher education institution. The next chapter, realigning from IUPUI to IU Indianapolis in 2024, will strengthen the campus’s more than 100-year mission: helping elevate the quality of life of those in Indiana and beyond.

IU researchers in Indianapolis tackle state, national and global challenges

IU researchers in Indianapolis are pursuing research on challenges of state, national and global significance, including addressing health inequities, solving intractable medical challenges and improving sustainability and global food security.

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Multipurpose IU Indianapolis Athletics Center to boost downtown athletics sports district

The IU Indianapolis Athletics Center will be approximately 134,000 gross square feet and include seating for 4,500 spectators.

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IU Indianapolis expanding seamless admissions pilot program

In the fall, IU Indianapolis leaders announced a pilot program with IPS and EmployIndy to automatically admit seniors at four IPS high schools who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, beginning in fall 2024. The initiative is now expanding to include seniors at all high schools within IPS.

IU Indianapolis ranks 5th nationwide in Impact Rankings for sustainable development

For the fourth year running, the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University ranks in the top 10% of universities worldwide in delivering on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Indianapolis campus welcomes inaugural chancellor

Latha Ramchand began serving as the inaugural IU Indianapolis chancellor on Feb. 12. She spent her first days in the role connecting with faculty, staff, students and the community. 

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Julia Vaizer in the medical center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Motorsports Medicine fellows train at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The IU School of Medicine’s Motorsports Medicine Fellowship is the only program of its kind in the world.

Julie Wood’s gift will support discovery of life-saving solutions for No. 1 cancer killer

IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center to establish new lung cancer research center with $20M gift

The IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center will establish the Tom and Julie Wood Center for Lung Cancer Research and expand its lung cancer research through a transformative $20 million gift.

Gift funds scholarship program, extends practice’s ‘people-centered approach’ to support local physical therapy community

Expanded collaboration with PT Solutions creates opportunities for IU physical therapy students

A company that provides physical therapy services to patients in Indiana has committed nearly $277,500 support to Indiana University’s physical therapy students and program over the next three years.

New program will strengthen pipeline of talented business professionals through collaboration with leading Indiana companies

IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis launches innovative co-op program

The Kelley Indianapolis Business Plus Co-op is just the latest initiative at IU Indianapolis that will strengthen the link between the university and industry, create new student opportunities and help meet the region’s talent needs. 

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New research consortia drive faculty collaboration, research and creative activity in Indianapolis

Building on IU’s commitment to increase research that ignites innovation and shapes healthier communities in the city, each consortium has a primary area of focus: artificial intelligence, informatics, and community-engaged research to impact health equity.

Center leads the way in study of religion in American culture and beyond

Since its inception in 1989, the Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture on Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus has become known across the globe as a leader in its field. The center’s reach expanded in 2020 when the Association of Religion Data Archives transitioned its operations to IUPUI.

New computer science programs at Luddy Indianapolis to fuel talent pipeline

The Luddy School will establish a new Department of Computer Science in Indianapolis, providing students the opportunity to specialize in high-demand fields and supporting IU’s commitment to build one of the nation’s premier urban research universities in the city.

IUPUC transitioning to IU Columbus by July 1, 2024

The transition is part of the definitive agreement to formalize the separation of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The change will officially happen July 1, 2024, but the use of the IU Columbus identity, name and logo will begin in the coming months.

Funds will establish a new Hydrocephalus Research Center at School of Science at IUPUI

$11.7M from Department of Defense to fund research on common complication to traumatic brain injury

Researchers at the School of Science at IUPUI will lead grants to fund research toward an effective drug treatment for hydrocephalus, a condition commonly associated with complications from traumatic brain injury.

‘Pathway to Medicine’ will create direct track to medical school for IU Indianapolis undergrads

The combined bachelor’s/M.D. degree program will provide a direct path to admission at the IU School of Medicine for eligible first-year students admitted to the School of Science at the future IU Indianapolis. 

Initiative aligns to IU 2030 and vision for Indianapolis campus, will build upon the university’s academic and research strengths

IU to develop science and technology corridor in Indianapolis

The corridor will complement the large and growing science and technology ecosystem in downtown Indianapolis.