What to Support | Duke Kunshan University

What to Support


Scholarships funds enable DKU to focus on attracting the most talented students from China, the U.S. and other countries, emphasizing talent and accomplishment over the ability to pay.


Nothing is more fundamental to DKU’s mission than attracting top faculty from China and around the world. Competing for faculty who meet world-class standards requires international salaries, benefits and research funds. A gift to establish or endow a professorship would enable DKU to attract and support a faculty member who will carry the name of the donor in all professional dealings.

Research Centers

DKU faculty research pushes the limits of knowledge to develop new insights and understanding of the world. Students and faculty will have the opportunity to contribute to original research in areas of their interest and importance to China and the world. A naming gift for a center will enable DKU to build a critical mass of faculty and staff who study, publish, and teach about key questions, as well as lead student research projects.

Student Life and Facilities

Art programs, athletic teams, and other experiences outside the classroom are an important feature of world-class universities, helping students become well-rounded and successful.A full spectrum of personalized career support—including professional counselors, a mentorship program connecting to executives at prestigious employers, support to internships, and other features—will enable DKU students to combine their academic and other experiences to discover and successful enter the career of their choice.