Blog | Duke Kunshan University


Peter Ballentine C’22, who has co-authored two academic papers with engineers at Duke, says the four-day week and vibrant campus life at Duke Kunshan have allowed him to continue his research and learn useful life skills.

Kelley Reardon, iMEP Class of 2019, reflects on campus life and how cultural communication and travel, including her fieldwork in India, helped her better understand the global problems she hopes to solve.

Kyoto student Reika Shimomura, who will join Duke Kunshan’s Class of 2023, says her experiences in Ghana in 2014 left a deep impression of her, stoking a deep interest in solving global health challenges.

Nepalese student Anisha Joshi talks about how experiences inside and outside the classroom helped her step out of her comfort zone, forge new friendships, and gain a better understanding of China and its diverse culture.

A study by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore has found that taking a midday nap can boost alertness and make us happier and more productive – but it could also damage our health.