Fifty years in Indy. Countless success stories.

A modern story of success

IUPUI’s 50th Anniversary offers the campus and the community an unparalleled opportunity to honor our past, celebrate our present, and anticipate our future of continuing partnership and progress.

According to Chancellor Paydar, “In our next 50 years, my vision is for a bigger, better, stronger IUPUI where our diverse faculty, staff, and students remain dedicated to pursuing ideas that lead towards life-changing education and life-saving discoveries, ensuring a healthier, happier future for the people of Indiana and beyond.”

This vision builds on IUPUI’s growth into the premier urban research university campus in Indiana.

Fifty years of accomplishments

In our first 50 years, among many other accomplishments, IUPUI researchers, scholars, and educators have:

  • Discovered a cure for testicular cancer
  • Developed nationally recognized first-year experiences, learning communities, and service-learning programs
  • Improved the lives of nearly 200,000 students through the power of education

These and many other remarkable stories of achievement will be showcased during the year-long anniversary celebration. With signature events that will inspire and engage the campus and community, this golden anniversary promises to strengthen IUPUI and the city we call home.

Our history, this city, and the breadth and depth of our campus distinguish us from every other university in the world.

Nasser H. Paydar, Chancellor, IUPUI

Looking back. Moving forward.

In our first 50 years, IUPUI has accomplished more than our founders could have ever imagined, and our story continues to unfold.

As we look towards our next 50 years, we will keep our eyes on the horizon.

There in the distance where the earth touches the sky, our students reach towards their future with the optimism, confidence, and knowledge they gained here at IUPUI.

They are the innovators, creators, and leaders of tomorrow, and they tell their stories with voices strong and proud. They are Jaguars. Hear them ROAR.

Explore the 2017 Community Report

Read the chancellor’s greeting