Duke University HQ

Knowledge and Faith

Durham, NC   |  www.duke.edu

Mission

Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

Ruling year info

1939

President

Mr. Vincent Price

Main address

Alumni & Development Records

Durham, NC 27708 USA

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EIN

56-0532129

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

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Trinity College of Arts & Science

Academics
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences awards nearly 80 percent of undergraduate degrees at Duke, and nearly 40 percent of all graduate degrees in disciplines across the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. We offer bachelor of arts and bachelor science programs; master of arts, master of fine arts and master of science programs; doctoral programs; and specialized certificate programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Summer Session provides academic opportunities for Duke students, visiting college students from other universities, high school students, and international students. The Continuing Studies program offers youth programs (spanning arts to science to college prep), an extensive suite of professional certificates, two management training programs, lifelong learning courses and events, and online courses.

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We are a leading engineering school set in one of the world’s top research universities. Here, faculty and students work collaboratively to solve global challenges and make the world a better place—whether by improving human health, working toward a more resilient and sustainable environment, discovering new materials or advancing data analytics, computing and intelligent systems.
Our award-winning faculty care not only about what they teach, but also how they teach and what they teach to fuel student curiosity and open new horizons. Nearly 60 percent of our undergraduate students conduct faculty-mentored research, while our graduate students are routinely recognized at a national level for their collaborative and original work.

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Duke Environment provides a unique opportunity for aspiring environmental leaders to pursue their passions. We bring together bright, talented, and ambitious people from across the globe whose interests vary from conservation to climate change and everything in between. They’re not just pursuing a job. They’re purpose-driven individuals who look beyond themselves to pursue a career that makes a positive contribution to the environment and the world.

Here in Durham, North Carolina, they work within one of the most active environmental communities in the country. They collaborate with highly motivated students, pioneering faculty, and working professionals as they pursue meaningful and impactful careers in an ever-changing arena that’s ripe for improvement and disruption. Our students graduate as leaders—capable of affecting change, spurring innovation, and inspiring others to action.

The Nicholas School’s mission, creating knowledge and global leaders of consequence for a sustainable future, is informed by Duke University’s theme of knowledge in the service of society and motivated by the need to restore and preserve the world’s environmental resources while adapting to a changing climate and a growing population with aspirations for rising standards of living.

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Duke Divinity School is known for rigorous academic training. But we never view academic study as an intellectual exercise for its own sake. Our seven degree programs help you answer God's call—wherever that call takes you. In addition, three joint degree programs are available to students through partnerships with Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Law School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

Population(s) Served

At Duke, we are committed to keeping our graduate programs at a moderate size. Approximately 2,500 PhD students and 700 research master’s degree students are enrolled across more than 70 departments and programs, working with more than 1,300 graduate faculty members. The small, private settings in our departments and programs help graduate students and faculty build a special partnership marked by intimate collegiality and common purpose.

The hallmark of graduate education at Duke is a rich blend of deep, specialized knowledge in a field of study, intersecting with the frontiers of other fields. Multidisciplinary approaches are considered key to discovery and the production of knowledge. Collaborative research and study groups of faculty and graduate students coalesce around problems and themes in many university settings that extend beyond the boundaries of individual departments and programs.

The collaboration doesn’t stop at the boundaries of campus. Thanks to its location in the Research Triangle, Duke has strong connections with other major universities and with public and private institutes and firms. Outreach to these communities is an integral part of the Duke graduate experience, both academically and culturally.

Graduate students who thrive in the Duke environment are creative, venturesome, and unwilling to accept worn-out answers. If this sounds like you, take a look at our programs and see what we have to offer.

Graduate students are a needed leavening in any academic community. At the Duke University Graduate School, providing faculty and graduate students with the incentive to innovate, to discover, and to challenge tradition is considered the very best application of the university’s resources.

The overall mission of The Graduate School is to provide research-based graduate training that will help students learn the analytical skills to be future leaders in a wide variety of professions. Although many of our graduates enter academia, the education they obtain here is intended to be applicable to any job that involves the discovery, creative application, and teaching of new knowledge.

In addition, The Graduate School exists in large measure to support the research and educational missions of a faculty interested in the frontiers of knowledge, and in so doing, to advocate for the primacy of scholarship throughout the university.

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Fuqua’s programs develop leaders at any career stage—from entry-level to the C-suite—and prioritize your long-term success. Regardless of the degree you choose, as a Fuqua student you’ll be part of a diverse cohort learning from the same world-leading research faculty in an environment that values collaboration.
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business attracts and nurtures a new kind of leader who has the power to bring out the strength in others and move teams forward toward a common purpose. Our community is made up of students and faculty from around the world who thrive in an environment with differing viewpoints. We bring them together to inform a leadership style that inspires entire organizations to do better while doing what’s best.

Fuqua enrolls more than 1,500 students a year across seven degree programs and seven non-degree programs, designed to help working professionals as well as full-time students push their limits and try new things. While our campus is based in North America, we are known for providing opportunities for learning and engagement around the world.

The school has long-standing relationships with firms in key industries, including health care, financial services, consulting, technology, consumer goods, energy and the environment, and media, as well as a focus in the areas of entrepreneurship and social impact. Our network of 22,000+ alumni, many of whom remain highly engaged with Fuqua, are known for a special way of working. Ultimately, we measure the success of our graduates by their impact on workplaces and the world around them, by their relationships and reputations.

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Duke Law School is an ambitious, forward-thinking, and innovative institution whose mission is to prepare students for responsible and productive lives in the legal profession. As a community of scholars, the Law School also provides leadership at the national and international levels in efforts to improve the law and legal institutions through teaching, research, and other forms of public service.

At Duke Law School, students and faculty experience academic rigor in an interdisciplinary environment where creativity and innovation rule. Bold, strategic expansions in faculty, clinics, interdisciplinary centers, law journals, public interest opportunities, and high-tech facilities ensure that the Law School stays on the cutting edge of legal scholarship. The Duke Blueprint to LEAD is a powerful set of principles for leadership growth that informs the development of committed, ethical lawyers who are well-equipped for the 21st century.

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The Sanford School produces exemplary research that brings multiple disciplinary perspectives to bear on significant issues facing our local community, our nation, and the world. Our work is held to the highest standards of academic rigor and can be a model for policy-relevant, inter-disciplinary research that has a real and positive impact on the world.
Our teaching equips future and current policy leaders with the skills, knowledge and experiences that empower and inspire them to make a positive difference in the world. We aim to be a model for an innovative, engaging and policy-relevant teaching and learning environment. Our commitment to our students extends to creating outstanding learning experiences outside the classroom, providing excellent career and professional development services, and maintaining lifetime connections and opportunities for interaction with our alumni.
We strive to be deeply engaged with the community of public policy makers in governments, international organizations, nonprofits, media organizations and the private sector. Our engagement should be a two-way street, both an avenue for projecting our research into policy and practice and a way for policy makers and practitioners to inform our teaching and research.

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Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked seventh among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,200 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

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A diverse community of scholars and clinicians, Duke University School of Nursing is educating the next generation of transformational leaders in nursing. We advance nursing science in issues of global importance and foster the scholarly practice of nursing. We have been ranked second in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report for its 2019 Best Nursing Schools rankings. The School offers master's, PhD and doctor of nursing practice degrees as well as an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree to students who have previously graduated from college.
The mission of the Duke University School of Nursing is to create a center of excellence for the advancement of nursing science, the promotion of clinical scholarship and the education of clinical leaders, advanced practitioners and researchers. Through nursing research, education and practice, students and faculty seek to enhance the quality of life for people of all cultures, economic levels and geographic locations.

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Duke University

Board of directors
as of 7/16/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Jack Bovender, Jr

Hospital Corp. of America

Term: 2007 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. Vincent Price

Duke University

Term: 2017 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No