Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Dec 16th, Duke Kunshan University held a closing ceremony for Class of Fall 2015 of the Undergraduate Global Learning Semester (GLS) program and honored 53 students from China and abroad with program certificates.

The closing ceremony commenced with an A Capella performance by students. Then Haiyan Gao, vice chancellor for academic affairs, gave a speech congratulating the GLS students on the completion of their semester-long studies at Duke Kunshan.

December 15, Kunshan Student Ambassador Council (KSAC) representatives met with the Duke Kunshan leadership team, reporting thorough feedback from their experiences at Duke Kunshan over the past semester and presenting suggestions for the university’s future development.

On Dec 11, 2015, the second chair institution of Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CCUGH) held its first board meeting at Duke Kunshan University. Seventeen representatives from the 11 board member universities attended this meeting. The board members include (alphabetically) Central South University, Duke Kunshan University, Fudan University, Kunming Medical University, Peking University, Peking Union Medical College, Sun Yat-Sen University, the Chinese University of...

Dec 10th, Prof. Haiyan Gao, vice chancellor for academic affairs of Duke Kunshan University, visited Yangzhou High School of Jiangsu Province and Yangzhou Shuren School (affiliated with Yangzhou Middle School), kicking off a tour of secondary schools in China. “Middle and high school education is a key to scaffold college readiness,” said Prof. Gao. “Through this kind of tour, we hope to build connections between Duke Kunshan University and Chinese secondary schools.”

On Friday, December 4th, undergraduate Global Learning Semester students at Duke Kunshan paid a visit to the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University, to discuss global public opinions on China. The trip represents a growing partnership between the two universities. Last year, the Fudan-Duke Center for Global Attitudes about Politics and Society was established to conduct research on China’s globalization and cultural trends.