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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Pulp and Paper Research and Education Alliance (PPERA)

Purpose

The Pulp and Paper Education and Research Alliance (PPERA) is an alliance of universities with programs which are individually distinctive but which are similar in being committed to the advancement of the North American pulp, paper and allied industries. Each of the PPERA university partners has various supportive relationships with industry and government designed to strengthen the contributions of higher education to the pulp, paper and allied industries. In recognition of these strategic partnerships, the university programs comprising PPERA will work together to develop synergistic programs in education, research, and service which are mutually beneficial and collectively leverage contributions to the pulp, paper and allied industries. Membership in PPERA places no limitations on participating institutions.

Vision

The vision of PPERA is to maximize the individual and collective contributions of represented member institutions to the North American pulp, paper and allied industries.

Mission

PPERA is committed to advancing the strength of participating universities and the North American pulp, paper and allied industries through the individual and collective endeavors of the related university programs. We are pledged to cooperate in attaining our common objectives in education, research, and service, for the purpose of enhancing benefits to the industry. We will pursue and develop opportunities for joint ventures in all areas which will be mutually beneficial to the university programs as well as to their respective external constituents. We will work to increase resources available for meeting the education and research needs of the North American pulp, paper and allied industries. We will share information that will assist in understanding existing resources and in identifying industry needs. We will pursue new funding opportunities from public and private sources to be utilized in areas vital to the pulp, paper and allied industries. We will collaborate with academic, industrial and governmental organizations in pursuit of our goals.

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