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Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke

  • Intellectual Community Planning Grants Announced

    Intellectual Community Planning Grants Announced

    Awards support 13 groups of faculty who want to pursue new or nascent collaborations.

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  • Teams Take a Hands-on Approach to Energy

    Teams Take a Hands-on Approach to Energy

    Duke students working with Emily M. Klein and Josiah Knight are coming up with innovative approaches to pressing energy challenges.

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  • Meet the Candidates for Director of DIBS

    Meet the Candidates for Director of DIBS

    Top candidates for director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences will give a series of talks through December 7.

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  • An Engineering and Dance Collaboration

    An Engineering and Dance Collaboration

    Martin Brooke, Tommy DeFrantz and Tyler Walters lead an interdisciplinary course that evolved through a series of grants.

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Duke’s rich culture of interdisciplinary collaboration attracts exceptional faculty and students, adds a critical dimension to teaching and promotes study at the frontiers of research. Collaboration across disciplines, schools and institutes has given rise to innovations in undergraduate and graduate education, and in faculty research and recruitment. University-wide institutes, centers and initiatives—including Bass Connections—are incubating some of Duke’s most exciting research and teaching, and are fostering knowledge in service to society.

Today’s challenges demand new forms of expertise. Duke’s approach gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments and methods. Learn more >

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a broad team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more >

The interdisciplinary experience at Duke goes beyond the classroom and laboratory as faculty and students work to put knowledge in the service of society. Learn more >

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  • Students Share Interdisciplinary Research

    Duke students traveled to St. Louis to present their research and participate in panels on the Middle East. Learn more >

  • Duke STEAM Challenge

    Students will compete in interdisciplinary projects focused on this year’s theme, digital humanities. Learn more >

  • Creating Leaders in Global Health

    At the 2015 Global Health showcase, students shared their research and fieldwork. Learn more >

  • Edge Lightning Talks

    Four Bass Connections teams will present lightning talks about their research in progress on December 4. Learn more >

The Bass Connections Experience

Bass Connections at Duke unites students and faculty to tackle real-world challenges. Find out why team members consider Bass Connections “nothing less than extraordinary.”

Find out about interdisciplinary events going on around Duke's campus.