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Penn Integrates Knowledge

Our Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) program attracts leading professors whose scholarship and teaching meet at the intersection of disciplines—and who hold joint appointments in more than one of Penn’s schools.

PIK professors have dual appointments, which means they’re on the faculty of two different Penn schools. Imagine the unique viewpoint and knowledge of a professor who works in both anthropology and filmmaking, medicine and ethics, chemistry and engineering, or epidemiology and health psychology.

PIK appointments create natural bridges between different parts of the University, enriching learning experiences and furthering Penn’s mission to integrate knowledge in service to society.