Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Biology professor Linfeng Huang’s cutting-edge research in RNA therapeutics stands on the verge of a technological advance that would make this burgeoning medical resource faster, easier and cheaper to produce.

Faculty members Jingbo Cui, Myung-Joong Hwang and Shixin Xu have received a total of RMB 1.4 million (US$216,000) to support cutting-edge research in the areas of carbon emissions management, quantum systems, and neuroscience.

Over 1,800 high-achieving students have applied to join the Class of 2025, more than double last year’s figure, highlighting the demand among young people for Duke Kunshan’s distinct liberal arts experience.

Environmental science/biology major Catherine Brenner from the U.S. is working with researchers at the Duke University Marine Lab to study parasitism and food web interactions in beach habitats, and the role of megafauna such as stingrays and manatees in habitat fragmentation.

Duke Kunshan claimed two prizes at the world’s largest annual conference on speech processing and application, as well as published new research, and provided undergraduate volunteers to support organizers and speakers.