Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Pioneering a Learning Community in China

Sitting in his office on Duke’s West Campus, Professor William Johnson reminds a visitor that “a university is not about the big tall oak trees and the beautiful gothic wonderland; it’s about a group of people who are really involved in learning.”

February 11, Kunshan - Mr. Chen Deming, president of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) and a standing committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made a visit to Duke Kunshan University Wednesday. Accompanied by Kunshan officials, he led an ARATS delegation to learn about this new joint-venture university’s latest developments and encouraged DKU to drive innovation in collaborating with regional educational and industrial...

DURHAM, N.C., and KUNSHAN, CHINA -- Mary Brown Bullock, the founding executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University (DKU), will retire from her post in summer 2015.

She has served as the joint venture university’s chief academic and administrative officer since 2012, overseeing two years of preparation, faculty and staff recruitment, and the opening of the campus and first year of academic operations at the university in Kunshan, China.

January 31, Kunshan - Mr. Du Xiaogang, the acting mayor of Kunshan, led a delegation of government officials to visit Duke Kunshan University for the first time since he took office. During the visit, Mr. Du Xiaogang and his delegation toured the campus and met with senior DKU leadership team to understand the university’s developments and preparations for future plans.  

January 30, Kunshan – Dr. Li-Qun Xu, Chief Scientist of China Mobile Research Institute paid a visit to Duke Kunshan University (DKU). Dr. Xu met with DKU’s senior leaders and a global health research team to explore future collaboration opportunities between DKU and China Mobile on leveraging mobile technologies to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Dr.