Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


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.

January 8, Kunshan - Dr. Maria Rendon, the development counselor of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) visited Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and gave a talk on the agency’s global health strategy and priorities. Dr. Maria Rendon has been the Development Counselor in Beijing since August 2012. 

The earth observation and navigation research team from Wuhan University, jointly led by DKU chancellor and CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering) academician Liu Jinnan and two other CAE academicians, won an Innovative Team Prize at 2014 National Science Awards in Beijing on January 9th. Presented to no more than 3 teams annually, the prize is known for its high standards for the winners’ innovation ability, academic impact and social contribution.

On December 17 and 18, Duke Kunshan University (DKU) held a workshop that aimed to explore the future development of science and technology research centers at DKU. The two-day workshop was jointly organized by Duke University, Wuhan University and DKU. Attended by academic, civic and business leaders, the workshop featured presentations of various research interests and round-table discussions on feasible approaches to establishing research centers on basic science and engineering.