KLE Technological University has joined Purdue University consortium for LASER PULSE project. US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the LASER project to this consortium which consists of Catholic Relief Services, Indiana University, Makerere University, and the University of Notre Dame.
LASER PULSE is an acronym for Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) Partner University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE). The LASER PULSE consortium convenes and catalyzes a global network of Universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector for research-driven, practical solutions to critical development challenges in low and middle-income countries. This is a five-year program starting from 2019 with research grants of up to US$ 5 million.