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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 #8 in per-faculty research funding among the nation's top engineering schools (U.S.News), Duke Engineering has doubled our external research funding in the past decade, and the school has launched seven major externally funded research centers.

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7 major externally funded research centers

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#8 in research funding per faculty

among leading U.S. engineering schools
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#11 in research productivity

among U.S. engineering schools
Academic Analytics

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42 spinoff companies

based on faculty research

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doubled external funding rate

over past decade