The iMEP faculty is internationally recognized for rigorous research and active engagement in current environmental policy debates, with expertise ranging from air and water pollution, energy, climate change, food, ecology and conservation. In addition to the core faculty, a rotating roster of preeminent professors from Duke University will come to Duke Kunshan each semester to teach, conduct research and advise students.
Building on Duke’s environmental reputation, an independent environmental research center at Duke Kunshan supports natural and social sciences research of the highest caliber. The center provides a hub for faculty and students to engage in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research that seeks to provide solutions to environmental challenges in China and beyond. It also facilitates collaborations with faculty and researchers at Chinese universities and institutes, businesses operating in China and the Pacific region, government officials, consulting firms and NGOs.