Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


At a signing ceremony in Hangzhou on Oct. 15, leaders from the two universities committed to cross-disciplinary research collaboration, exploring new training mechanisms, and promoting faculty and student exchanges.

Yigong Shi, president of the research-focused Westlake, led a delegation to Duke Kunshan to meet with senior leaders and hear students’ experiences studying in an interdisciplinary liberal arts program.

Duke Kunshan professors Abu Abdullah and Qian Long are part of a team that has received US$75,000 to look at how health systems in four countries treat patients with both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

This year’s Faculty Scholarship and Travel Awards supported a book project on U.S.-China relations; research into the influence of gravity on drag force induced by granular materials; travel to a summer institute for language educators; and studies into a mathematical model that could benefit the medical field.

Leaders from Duke Kunshan, Duke University and Wuhan University addressed an undergraduate opening convocation on Aug. 26 to welcome the newest cohort of DKU students, over two-thirds of whom are already in Kunshan while the rest are around the world.