About Duke Kunshan

Milestones of Duke Kunshan University

  • Jan. 2010       A Cooperation Agreement signed between Duke University and the People’s Government of Kunshan
  • Sep. 2010       Construction of Duke Kunshan Phase 1 campus started
  • Jan. 2011        Cooperation Principles Statement signed between Duke University and Wuhan University
  • Jun. 2011        Application for Preparation Approval of Duke Kunshan University submitted to Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Education
  • Aug. 2012       Preparation Approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education
  • Sep. 2012       Appointments of Duke Kunshan Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Dec. 2012       Celebration Ceremony of Preparation Approval in Kunshan
  • Apr. 2013        Application for formal establishment of Duke Kunshan University submitted to Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Education
  • Sep. 2013       Duke Kunshan Establishment Approval granted by the Chinese Ministry of Education
  • Nov. 2013       First meeting of Duke Kunshan Board of Trustees held at Wuhan University
  • Dec. 2013       Duke Kunshan legal entity registration completed
  • Jan. 2014        Duke Kunshan Advisory Board established
  • Apr. 2014        Second Meeting of Duke Kunshan Board of Trustees held in Kunshan
  • May 2014        First meeting of Duke Kunshan Advisory Board held in Beijing
  • Jul. 2014         Duke Kunshan MMS program began in Durham
  • Aug. 2014       Inaugural Convocation and Orientation Week held at Duke Kunshan University