Duke in the World
President Brodhead outlines 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 has long been a globally engaged university in teaching, research and service. We have brought the world into Duke through our curriculum and research interests, in the diversity of our faculty and students and the breadth and depth of colloquia and cultural programming. And we have brought Duke to the world, though programs like DukeEngage, the Fuqua School of Business Global Executive MBA , Duke Global Health Institute and the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School.
Our strategy for the future is to join those twin priorities and become a globally networked university of embedded and connected relationships and institutions, based in key locations around the world, adapting to the particular needs and opportunities in each region, and creating even more opportunities for Duke students and faculty.