Duke's Global Future
Duke University’s current strategic plan identifies the increased globalization of research and education as both an opportunity and a challenge for Duke:
Duke has long recognized that we cannot be a great university without being an international university. . . . We operate in an interdependent world, where what were once hard and fast borders are now permeable, where individuals are part of an increasingly global community, and where problems transcend traditional boundaries.
-- Duke University Strategic Plan: Making a Difference
Duke in China
Duke’s connections with China go back to 1881, when Charlie Soong came from China as the first international student to attend Trinity College. Soong eventually returned to China to become a leader in business and education. Former Duke University President Terry Sanford led one of the first private delegations to China in the 1970’s, following the reopening of diplomatic relations. And in recent years, Duke students and faculty have created numerous educational, research and service programs in China. Today, Duke has more students from China than from any other country outside the United States.
Learn more about Duke programs in China.
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- From Inspiration to Action: One Student's Journey in Global Health May 20, 2013
- Student Field Research Diaries:How Do You Say “Strong” in Pop’ti? May 20, 2013
- Traveling the World for Duke May 20, 2013
For more information contact:
Laura Brinn, email@example.com
Director of Global Communications
Public Affairs and Government Relations