About Duke Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world-class university offering a range of academic programs and conferences for students from China and throughout the world. Duke Kunshan is located in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China.

A non-profit, joint-venture institution, Duke Kunshan University was granted accreditation approval by China’s Ministry of Education in September 2013 and welcomed its inaugural class of graduate students and undergraduate exchange students in August 2014. In August 2018, Duke Kunshan University fully launched its four-year undergraduate degree program.The four-year bachelor’s degree program is based in the liberal arts and sciences tradition that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and exploration.

A state-of-the art campus covers a 200-acre area in Kunshan's Yangcheng Lake Science and Technology Park. Located in close proximity to both Shanghai and Suzhou, and connected to both by high-speed rail, the city of Kunshan is a center for business and high-tech research and manufacturing, and has one of the fastest growing economies in China.