Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Since its opening in 2014, Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, China has served as a gathering place for scholars and experts from around the world to discuss a wide range of topics, from the humanities to international finance. DKU has facilitated dozens of opportunities for leading thinkers from around the world to convene in Asia.

Dr. Howard Wang, associate dean for student life at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), has been elected as vice president for the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS), announced Robert Shea, president of IASAS, on Saturday, July 25th. In the same announcement, Achim auf der Meyer Heyde, secretary general of Deutsches Studentenwerk in Germany, will replace Robert Shea as the new IASAS president.

July 11th, Dr. Denis Fred Simon, executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University (DKU), and Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration at Duke University, made two separate speeches on talent development at the first International Symposium on Human Resources and Remuneration Management in Beijing. Sponsored by China Association of Higher Education, the Symposium gathered 424 human resource experts from 130 Chinese and international higher education institutions. Dr. Simon and Mr...

Dr. James Edwin Bowsher, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the medical physics graduate program at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), has been selected for Jiangsu Province’s 100-Talent Plan, announced by the Jiangsu Foreign Expert Bureau recently. Launched in 2013, the 100-Talent Plan is a provincial initiative to attract 100 internationally recognized foreign experts to Jiangsu Province, which provides funding to these experts in carrying out their cutting-edge research...


Dr. Simon with Wan Gang, China's Minister of Science and Technology at the Dialogue

Dr. Denis Simon, the new executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, attended the U.S.-China Innovation Dialogue meeting held in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2015.  During the Innovation Dialogue, senior representatives from Chinese and American governments, research institutes and enterprises discussed the two countries’ technology innovation, intellectual property protection, smart city construction and other related topics.