Collaboration between Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill is at the heart of the Robertson Scholars Program. We strongly believe that the practice and habits of collaboration are essential for success in our increasingly complex and interdependent world. We seek to demonstrate this by supporting existing collaborations and supporting new collaborations between these two campuses. And we seek to spread the benefits of collaboration beyond Robertson Scholars themselves, to all of the students, faculty and staff of both campuses. As on-going collaborations have already shown, when we bring together one of the nation's best private universities with the one of the nation's best public universities, we create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. By doing so, we seek to become a national model for inter-institutional collaboration in higher education.