Toward our
Second Century

Forging partnerships

Duke will forge purposeful partnerships with our neighbors in the region.

We will find new ways to use our educational and research resources to deepen and strengthen our relationships across the Carolinas, with particular focus on Durham. Through these partnerships, we can advance not just economic development but also community health, housing, and public education. And we will benefit from richer engagement with the Triangle’s thriving research ecosystem, building a new research commercialization strategy and offering innovative learning opportunities for our students.

Our neighborhood

Strategic Community Impact Plan

In collaboration with leaders across the Durham community, Duke’s Office of Durham and Community Affairs is coordinating our community engagement efforts to forge purposeful partnerships with our neighbors for the greatest positive impact. These efforts are focused in five core areas: college and career readiness, nonprofit capacity, housing affordability, early childhood education, and food security.

The BRiDGE Incubator space in the Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham.

Research Translation and Commercialization

In partnership with industry and other institutions of higher education, we are moving forward with planning to help realize our ambitious goals for commercialization in the region, driving a new era of collaboration and innovation in the Research Triangle.

The BRiDGE Incubator space in the Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham.

Duke in North Carolina

Duke is seeking to expand our collaboration and engagement with North Carolina far beyond Durham. From education, to collaborative research, to service, to meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, Duke is committed to advancing the prosperity of the state we call home.

Toward our Second Century