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Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Zhaoqun Zou


Educating the next generation of environmental leaders is one of the many ways Duke's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability helps bridge the gap between science and policy. Institute staff members are aiding in this mission by teaching courses across campus, as well as hosting Policy Perspectives and webinars, and other supplemental offerings.

Course listings update frequently and are subject to change. Please visit for the latest information.

The Fall 2023 Climate & Sustainability Course List, though not an exhaustive directory, shows more than 200 offerings across 40 different subjects. The list provides a landscape of university-wide classes with strong connections to climate and sustainability and can serve as an initial roadmap for students interested in engaging more deeply on these issues. Read more about these courses.

We also provide a regularly-updated list of energy courses

Learn more about what the Nicholas Institute has to offer students and the larger Duke community: NI @ Duke