Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


The global health major has worked with students and professors to conduct research into topics including human brain-computer interfaces, the ethics relating to live kidney donation, and the impact of Covid-19 on diabetes patients. He plans to study medical anthropology at the University of Oxford.

Chuanhui Gu, associate professor of environmental science at Duke Kunshan, is studying the ability of rivers to absorb nitrogen pollution, which causes toxic algal blooms, with a view to harnessing their natural potential.

A student research team led by Ming-Chun Huang, associate professor of data and computational science at Duke Kunshan, and Wenyao Xu, professor of computer science and engineering at SUNY Buffalo, has won an award for work on developing an app that could detect Covid-19 through the sound of a cough or a spoken sentence.

Dr. Shenglan Tang and Dr. Yunguo Liu have been appointed as co-directors of Duke Kunshan University’s global health department.

Released on Sept. 9, the research uncovered major causal factors and outlined actions that could be taken to reduce collisions.