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Early Decision Applications Increase 26%
Nearly 3,200 high school seniors have applied to Duke University this year under its Early Decision program, an increase of more than 600 students over last year.
Engineers Design Wi-Fi Powered Charger
Dead phone batteries may soon be a problem of the past. Undergraduate Allen Hawkes, working with graduate student Alexander Katko and Professor Steven Cummer, has designed a device capable of converting microwave signals into electric current. Read about the innovation in Time.
Duke Arts Festival
A major week for the arts at Duke highlighted sustainability and interdisciplinary connections. It included the debut of Duke's new Media Arts + Sciences program, visual art exhibitions, student performances, and special events such as keynote speech from Adam Chodikoff '93, senior producer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," as part of the concurrent Duke Entertainment and Media Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend.
Fall Faculty Books
Are you hankering for a new book? Try one of the Duke faculty's recent publications to learn more about a topic such as dishonesty, cholesterol, race relations in Great Britain, Anton Chekhov, yoga, concepts of human agency in the Modern period, incorporation of concern for inequality to cost-benefit analysis, or the role of social networking in scientific and health awareness.
Duke in China
Chinese government officials recently granted final approval for the establishment of Duke Kunshan University, a new joint venture institution created by Duke University and Wuhan University. As DKU prepares to welcome students in Fall 2014, read about various educational, research and service programs Duke faculty and students have created in China.
The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds
Do you want to know what's new on campus? Watch Duke students share a week's worth of university news in just one minute.
The Duke Philosophy: Access and Flexibility.
We guide our students to find their own academic paths by helping them to reason, analyze and understand in unprecedented ways. The undergraduate experience at Duke is characterized by a spirit of academic energy, exploration and challenge.
We are a research university with resources to connect undergraduate education to the processes of inquiry and discovery. Duke students explore ideas by collaborating directly with our exceptional faculty in a program of study that focuses on interdisciplinary exploration.
A student's education doesn't end at the classroom door. We provide an incredible variety of opportunities for students to enhance and supplement in-class learning with hands-on experiences, service in the community—both locally and globally—and development of leadership skills.
Read Our Student Blogs.
Undergraduate bloggers give you a window into real life at Duke.
Our numbers show how we make everything available to our undergraduates...
of undergraduates participate in faculty research
of classes have fewer than 19 students
domestic and international learning opportunities
Join a Culture of Champions
Our students’ pursuit of global involvement is not just so the world can be affected by Duke, but so we can be confronted, affected and challenged in return.
DukeEngage Family Health Ministries, Haiti
"Duke is a place of amazing abundance."
This is President Brodhead.
Here's what he has to say.
To turn Duke opportunities into your personal strengths, you have to want them, reach out to them, and actively incorporate them into your life. It’s your choice, but it matters what you do.
A great university is a scene of constant combustion, where energies of intelligence and creativity are released in a bonfire no marshal could hope to contain.
Like the Olympics, Duke is a community dedicated to the highest realization of human powers.