Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinarity suffuses Duke’s schools and departments, with our university-wide institutes and initiatives serving as crucial incubators of innovations in research, pedagogy and outreach. The Together Duke academic strategic plan strengthens the university’s commitments to fundamental scholarship, a transformative educational experience for every student and engagement with communities around the world on pressing 21st-century challenges.

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies provides central leadership for the university-wide institutes, initiatives and centers, and runs the Bass Connections program, which brings together faculty, graduate students and undergraduates to tackle complex societal challenges in interdisciplinary research teams.

University-wide Institutes, Initiatives and Centers

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Franklin Humanities Institute Duke Global Health Institute Kenan Institute for Ethics
Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability. Social Science Research Institute Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Rhodes iiD.
Science and Society. Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

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