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Academic Quality

Teaching and learning have always been at the heart of our identity. We seek to make outstanding academic programs even greater, and to foster innovative new initiatives addressing societal needs and leveraging our assets.

Program Development: Individually, Duquesne's schools have achieved national and international reputations for academic excellence in such areas as ethics, forensics, sustainability, biotechnology and community outreach. The strengths of our schools and departments; our close ties with business, education and government agencies; and our location in Pittsburgh present myriad opportunities to develop interdisciplinary programs targeting the world's pressing needs.

Faculty Chairs, Professorships and Teaching Support: Duquesne faculty are dedicated teachers and researchers at the center of our challenging, rewarding academic environment. Providing competitive compensation and support allows us to attract and retain exemplary scholars. Endowed chairs and professorships are particularly important as we seek to recruit world-class teachers and researchers who will enhance existing programs and spearhead new initiatives.

Instructional Technology: Cutting-edge instructional technology improves learning outcomes and better prepares students for their careers. Duquesne seeks funds to continually acquire and update the latest hardware and software and to educate and encourage faculty as they implement new techniques and tools.

Library Resources: While less dependent on printed materials, Duquesne's libraries remain the hub of quality research and teaching. The explosion of new digital materials offers opportunities, but also presents challenges in maintaining access and security. Gifts are needed to support library acquisitions, renovations and preservation.

Discretionary Funds: Unanticipated opportunities and obstacles present themselves every day. Discretionary funds within schools and departments give deans and department heads the flexibility to meet pressing needs and provide extra amenities.

> Meet our endowed chairs and professors.

> Donor-funded non-scholarship endowments

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Did You Know?

Alumni giving participation rates are a factor in determining many national university rankings.  Your support helps Duquesne maintain and strengthen its position among America's top Catholic institutions.  Make your gift today!

Honor/Memorial Gifts

Remember a loved one, friend or special occasion with a gift to Duquesne.  Memorial and honorary gifts can be designated to the school, program, scholarship or activity of your choice.  Make your gift online, or e-mail or call 412.396.6040 for more information.

Matching Gifts

You may be eligible to double or even triple your gift's value if your employer (or your spouse's) offers Corporate Matching Gifts. Increase the impact of your gift to Duquesne. See our Matching Gifts search page to learn if you qualify and how to claim this benefit.