Duke’s Global Partnerships

Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) was established as a partnership between Duke University in the United States and China’s Wuhan University. In August 2014, Duke Kunshan began welcoming graduate students as well as undergraduate students for its Global Learning Semester program. The university launched its four-year bachelor’s degree program for undergraduate students in August 2018. The 200-acre campus, located outside of Shanghai, is also home to several research centers and offers non-degree executive education.

Duke-NUS Medical School

The Duke-NUS Medical School was established through a landmark collaboration between Duke University and the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the objective of providing innovative education and impactful research that enhance the practice of medicine in Singapore and beyond. Duke-NUS’ curriculum is patterned after the Duke University School of Medicine. The school is part of the National University of Singapore system, but it is unique in that it is overseen by a governing board.

Venice International University

Duke University is a member of Venice International University, a consortium of 20 universities from all over the world with an autonomous campus on the island of San Servolo, Venice, Italy. VIU seeks to contribute to the creation of knowledge, understanding and skills, and to respond to current and future major societal challenges faced by humankind today: environmental, social, cultural and technological phenomena and their local impacts.

Institutes, Centers, Partnerships, and Programs

Duke Global Health Institute

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) was created in 2006 to address health disparities around the world. The university-wide institute works with faculty and students from all nine schools at Duke in the areas of research, education, service, and policy. Duke students (undergraduate, graduate, medical and professional) have participated in global health fieldwork projects in North Carolina, in the rural Haitian town of Leogane, in the mountains of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and 40 other locations around the world. DGHI has 214 active externally funded grants totaling $61 million.

Duke Center for International Development

The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) in the Sanford School of Public Policy offers a master’s program in international development policy, executive education programs for mid-career professionals and expert policy advising for clients around the world. DCID hosts the joint Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellows Program, which has brought more than 100 fellows from around the world to study on the Duke and UNC campuses. This is the only Rotary Peace Center in the United States.

Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator

The Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator, a joint effort between UNICEF, UNICEF USA, the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, and partners across the university, identifies, assesses, develops and scales the impact of sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth around the world.

American Grand Strategy

The mission of American Grand Strategy (AGS) is to prepare the next generation of strategists by studying past generations and interacting with current strategic leaders. AGS is building a research community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates who are committed to deepening their understanding of America’s role in the world – past, present and future.

Innovations In Healthcare

Innovations in Healthcare is a nonprofit organization hosted by Duke University to improve healthcare worldwide. With a network of 90+ innovators from around the world, the organization works to expand access to affordable quality healthcare.

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