Information Science + Studies

Our mission is to study and create new information technologies and to analyze their impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, policy, and the environment.

Information Science + Studies at Duke began in 2001 as part of a University effort to consider the ways in which the digital revolution is transforming teaching and learning and society at large. ISS helps students fill the gap between current academic training and the increasing demand in all professions for a broad understanding of the legal, social, philosophical, computational, and aesthetic issues concerning information technology and other related innovations. The program's integrated curriculum combines topics and practices including information management; photonics and visualization; multimedia design; issues of security, privacy, and property; and the history of science and technology.

Latest News

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
STEAM Challenge Awards at the Nasher on Saturday, 4/23 at 10am

The 8 finalist teams for the Duke STEAM Challenge 2016 will be presenting their final projects at the Nasher Museum on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00-12:30pm. Awards will be...

Monday, March 28, 2016
Fall 2016 Course Registration

ISS Fall 2016 Courses are now available for bookbagging! Check out some of our Fall offerings here: Current and Potential Undergraduate Certificate Students

Monday, February 15, 2016
Duke STEAM Challenge

The Duke STEAM Challenge for 2016 recently completed its initial proposal phases. Team projects chosen to move to the next round will be announced the week of February 22, 2016.