Facts about Global @ Duke
International Partnerships and Agreements
Duke University has formed partnerships and exchange agreements with over 300 international institutions of higher education to broaden the experiences of faculty and students. These partnerships exist on many different levels including research, faculty and student exchanges, and departmental and school agreements.
To find the partnerships in a particular country, please visit the interactive map. Please contact the Office of Global Strategy and Programs to provide information about new international partnerships and changes in/expiration of current partnerships.
Faculty Database System
Duke University has an established commitment to the recruitment of faculty members with substantial international experience and research/teaching interests. Explore the range of faculty engagement in specific countries by visiting the Duke Interactive Map or browsing the Faculty Database System directly at http://www.fds.duke.edu.
International Student Data
An excellent resource for Duke's International Student data is the Open Doors page on the Duke Visa Services site. Statistics show that the number of international students at Duke has grown tremendously in the last ten years, with Chinese students remaining the most numerous national grouping in the international student community, followed by India and South Korea. Business and science faculties continue to attract the greatest number of international admissions, though economics and political science have a comparable international population. In 2010/11 there were 2485 international students at Duke (including dual citizens and permanent residents) representing approximately 110 countries.
The International House website provides detailed demographic information about these students.
International Alumni Data
The Alumni Affairs website puts you in touch with Duke University's largest and most loyal constituency: its 140,000 alumni, who range from 20 to 112 years old. There are currently 47 International Alumni Clubs around the world.
The Duke Medical Alumni Association helps its members create and strengthen lifelong relationships with classmates, colleagues, faculty, and future physicians. Its membership includes graduates of the Duke School of Medicine, former Duke house staff, current medical students, current house staff, and DUMC faculty. The Medical Alumni Association sponsors community building and educational events, publications, and special programs to enhance the experiences of Duke medical students and house staff.
Global Education for the Undergraduate (formerly Study Abroad)
Study Abroad is an increasingly popular option for Duke undergraduate students who want to expand their educational horizons.
In the past five years the most popular destinations for Study Abroad have been the Italy, Spain, Australia, UK, Greece and China. Any student who is not a college athlete and has a GPA over 2.7 is eligible for study abroad either during the academic year or the summer semester. Of those eligible approximately 50% participate in the program during their time at Duke. A greater number of these students is from Arts and Sciences than from Engineering. A detailed statistical breakdown of who is studying abroad and where can be seen below:
Percentage of Class of 2010 who studied abroad:
Trinity - 47%
Pratt - 31.4%
All graduates - 46%
Most popular destinations (semester/academic year):
1. Italy (92)
2. Spain (87)
3. Australia (76)
4. UK (74)
Most popular destinations (summer 2010)*
1. UK (61)
2. Greece (31)
3. China (24)
4. Germany (24)
*as of 9/8/2010
There are approximately twenty different languages being taught at Duke on various levels and at various times of the year. Please visit the language website for more information on what is currently being taught.
In addition, the English for International Students (EIS) Program was created by the Graduate School to help international students improve their speaking and writing skills and prepare for greater success in their academic work. The program offers two courses: oral communication and academic writing. The Graduate School recognizes how important it is for international students to have strong language skills and these courses receive the same credit as courses in the disciplines.
Library Data Services at Perkins library identifies and provides access to numeric data sources of interest to the Duke community, including immigration and geospatial data. Access to Duke's linked and licensed holdings are provided in the Public Documents computing cluster (025 Perkins Library) and through the web. The Data Services computing cluster provides access to an array of GIS and statistical software (ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS, and Stata).