These pressing issues are spurring great change. The energy systems we rely on to fuel our lives are experiencing significant flux, and technological innovation is moving at rapid speed. But energy problems are not just technical—solving them will take a holistic, multidimensional approach. In 2011 Duke University launched its Energy Initiative (DUEI) to carve out a distinctive, trusted position in this arena by bringing together world-renowned experts across a range of fields to collaborate on trailblazing research, inform policy and business decisions, and educate future energy leaders.
Duke possesses unique interdisciplinary strengths in energy education, research, and engagement.
Education: The Energy Initiative is providing Duke students with the multi-dimensional training, skills, and practical experience they need to become tomorrow’s energy leaders—people with specialized skills and an eye on the big picture who can address large-scale problems.
Research: A top 10 research powerhouse, Duke is renowned for interdisciplinary research that surpasses traditional boundaries, setting us apart from other top universities. The Initiative’s research follows suit, with faculty from widely diverse fields collaborating on groundbreaking energy technology, market, and policy solutions.
Engagement: The Initiative is a bridge between Duke and the world, connecting energy students and faculty with a broad energy community. Partners provide invaluable opportunities the Duke community, and are instrumental to our initiative’s success.
At Duke, we are committed to tackling our world’s energy challenges. With your support, we have the opportunity to make a significant impact around the world. Together we can educate tomorrow’s energy leaders, blaze new trails in research, and inform energy policy and business decisions around the world.