The seven University Institutes and their affiliated Centers (UICs) foster and contribute problem-focused, interdisciplinary research and education to Duke, and generate knowledge in the service of society through initiation and facilitation of novel collaborations and programming.
In addition to the Institutes’ Centers, most of Duke’s individual Schools also boast groups of interdisciplinary, school-based Centers – often called research centers – that create collaborative research, innovative courses, and various opportunities for students and faculty to apply their knowledge in service to society.
Below you will find information on the seven signature Institutes as well as links to the school-based interdisciplinary Centers. The links at the right will take you to each Institute's website and expand to show each Institute-affiliated Center.
... combines the expertise of scientists, economists, policy experts and lawyers to develop timely, effective and economically practical solutions to the world’s critical environmental challenges.
... encourages and enables serious humanistic inquiry, and promotes a heightened awareness of the centrality of the humanities to the quality of human life, social interaction, and scholarship in all fields.
... supports innovative, externally funded research that bridges to policy, integrates knowledge and service, and makes the translation between theory and practice.
Each of the following links takes you to the page within each school that contains information about that school's centers: