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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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.

Research

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Much of this work is catalyzed by our institutes and initiatives.

Education

Today’s most complex challenges demand new forms of expertise and collaboration. Duke gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments, and methods, often with a team-based approach.

Engagement

The interdisciplinary experience goes beyond the classroom and lab, as many faculty and students collaborate with external parties to develop research agendas and translate knowledge for decision-makers and broader publics.

Doctoral Scholars Preparing to Lead Emerging Field of Energy Data Analytics

Doctoral Scholars Preparing to Lead Emerging Field of Energy Data Analytics

The last decade has ushered in astounding growth in the amount of energy-related data, along with game-changing developments in machine learning and other innovative data science techniques. The result? Unprecedented opportunities to analyze and make better decisions about how we generate, transmit, and consume energy. At Duke University, a new program is pushing past traditional […]

Philosophy Podcast by Humanities Writ Large Fellow Expands Its Reach

Philosophy Podcast by Humanities Writ Large Fellow Expands Its Reach

Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College, was a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow during the 2016-2017 academic year. Splitting his time between the Department of Philosophy and the Story Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute, he spent his year at Duke developing an unusual project – Hi-Phi Nation, a podcast dedicated […]

Register for Short Courses in the 2019 Duke Doctoral Academy

Register for Short Courses in the 2019 Duke Doctoral Academy

Together Duke is pleased to announce the 2019 Duke Doctoral Academy (DDA), which offers week-long short courses that introduce doctoral students to skills, tools, and knowledge that augment their regular coursework/research. These short courses help emerging scholars prepare for high-level research, innovative teaching, leadership, and/or public engagement. Courses in the Duke Doctoral Academy cover topics […]

Duke Human Rights Center Offers Summer Research Grants

Duke Human Rights Center Offers Summer Research Grants

Deadline: March 1, 2019 Currently enrolled Duke undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for summer research funding from the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. The goals of the grants are to strengthen research opportunities for students interested in developing, implementing and working in human rights. Special consideration is given to students […]

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“These projects have been crucial to my engagement with colleagues and students across the university” “I came to Duke 25 years ago in order to be part of the multidisciplinary community here,” says Jonathan B. Wiener. “Duke was poised to launch a series of cross-cutting initiatives, and it was my good fortune to be part […]