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 academic strategic plan, Together Duke: Advancing Excellence through Community, 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 interdisciplinary units—a cornerstone of Duke’s commitment to inquiry across disciplines—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 Environmental Policy Solutions Social Science Research Institute Energy Initiative. Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Rhodes iiD. Science and Society. Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

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