Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


KUNSHAN -- Last week, groups from Duke and Duke Kunshan universities co-hosted a five-day symposium to share knowledge and build connections that will help answer an important question: How can we collaborate to meet the sustainability challenges created when investment takes place across national boundaries?

Following a presentation from Condoleezza Rice, panelists discuss US-China relations.

A town hall meeting about United States-China relations, held earlier this month at Duke Kunshan University, led to a wide-ranging discussion on trade, technology transfer and talent issues between the two countries. 

Haiyan Gao, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Duke Kunshan University and Henry Newson Professor of Physics at Duke University, participated in a recent study led by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which explores the significance of building an electron ion collider (EIC) in the United States.

First Group of Faculty Members Awarded Tenure at Duke Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University successfully launched the undergraduate degree program in August 2018. In total, 27 countries are represented in the first undergraduate class with 260 students: 180 students from the China, including 7 students from Taiwan, and 80 international students. Students are offered unique opportunities for the interdisciplinary, integrated and innovative learning at Duke Kunshan University.

Protect Key Habitats, Not Just Wilderness, To Preserve Species

To protect more endangered species, such as this glittering starfrontlet hummingbird of Columbia, we have to protect the right places not just more area. (Credit Luis Mazariegos) 

DURHAM, N.C. -- Some scientists have suggested we need to protect half of Earth’s surface to preserve most of its species. A new Duke University-led study, however, cautions that it is the quality, not merely the quantity, of what we protect that matters.