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High-Impact Research

Duke Engineering is a leader in defining and advancing high-impact fields that tie to grand challenges for engineering and society. Ranked #13 in per-faculty research funding among U.S. engineering schools (U.S.News & World Report), Duke Engineering has doubled our external research funding in the past decade, reaching $96 million in new awards in FY19. The school is currently home to 10 major externally funded research centers.

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10 major externally funded research centers

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#13 in research funding per faculty

among leading U.S. engineering schools

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#10 in research productivity

among U.S. engineering schools
Academic Analytics

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51 spinoff companies

from Duke Engineering faculty research

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external funding more than doubled

over the past decade