Throughout disciplines and across programs, Duke is creating a climate for climate education. Feel like diving headfirst into ocean health? Want to invest some time in learning about green business? Ready to march through the history of youth activism? Whatever your course of study, Duke provides curricular opportunities to deepen your climate and sustainability knowledge and to empower bold climate solutions.
As part of Duke’s Climate Commitment, the university has prioritized investments in climate-related areas of research where Duke already has momentum: energy transformation, empowering climate-resilient communities, amplifying environmental and climate justice, and developing climate solutions based on data-driven outcomes.
Across the University, researchers and faculty from every discipline and department are engaged in climate research that impacts all disciplines, across our 10 schools. As a top 10 school for research funding, Duke has long been the home of dynamic climate research, including deep disciplinary and cross-cutting interdisciplinary work. From new energy materials engineering to environmental migration policy research, Duke’s scholars are committed to impactful and collaborative research in a changing world.
Duke has been committed to building a culture of sustainability for decades. Efforts to reduce the university’s environmental impact include strategic planning, community education regarding sustainability on campus and the development of programs to positively influence campus sustainability behavior and operations.