Duke University was founded by two Christian groups in 1838 in the US state of North Carolina. Since that time, the school has changed several names. The modern name of Duke University emerged in the late 19th century, in honor of gratitude to one of the largest sponsors of the university. The American tycoon, Washington Duke, contributed $ 100,000 to the university account on the condition that, from now on, women could get an education on a par with men. At the moment, his son, who created the father’s name fund, is providing financial assistance to the university.
In recent years, Duke University was able to achieve incredible success in the field of education. He currently ranks seventeenth among the top universities in the United States of America according to the national academic scale. International experts placed Duke University on the 23rd place in the world list of the best educational institutions. Separately, it should be noted the fact of active funding of the school by the state. Only in recent years, the university received more than $ 2 billion in development. And this is despite private ownership.
The educational institution consists of several structural divisions.