Toward our Second Century
A Strategic Framework for the Future of Duke
The story of Duke’s first hundred years has been one of tremendous success—of the transformation of a small liberal arts college into a great research university, delivering on the boldly ambitious vision of Duke’s founders and the countless students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have collectively shaped our history.
Today, we have the opportunity to develop a bold vision of our own, to define what Duke’s next hundred years will bring.
As we look ahead together toward our second century, our aspiration is to become nothing less than the leading university of a changing world, to solve the most pressing challenges and advance humankind.