DKU was featured in a recent Channel News Asia report highlighting the growth of Sino-foreign joint venture universities in China.
Mary Brown Bullock, executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, said: "Certainly society is demanding it because you have many Chinese leaving to study elsewhere. There is a feeling that China needs some new ideas here and officials know that. They are quite happy to have their students trained abroad to some degree but they want the highest class of world class universities here in China. That is an appropriate aspiration for China."