Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


During the orientation week, DKU Medical Physics students used the most sophisticated teleconferencing tool – Telepresence – to communicate with their counterparts at Duke University. This Cisco-supported technology senses not only the voices but also movements, positions, and actions at each location to make the participants feel as if they are present at one place. It allowed the medical physics students at two different campuses to exchange free flow of ideas on learning experiences,...

China is reshaping the global health landscape, according to a new paper in the Lancet by DGHI faculty member Shenglan Tang and colleagues. China is the focus of the Lancet's latest issue. 

Tang and colleagues highlight China’s distinctive approach to, and increasing participation in, global health. They suggest that the scope and depth of China’s global engagement are likely to grow and reshape the contours of global health.


Duke Kunshan University held its opening convocation to welcome the university’s first students and faculty members and celebrate the beginning of academic operations on Wed, August 20. The convocation program featured Chinese and American cultural and academic traditions including a formal academic procession and a Kun Opera performance.  DKU students publicly signed the university’s Community Standard, pledging to uphold principles of honesty, fairness, respect and responsibility.

On July 11 the MMS: DKU program welcomed its first class of students at its U.S. base, Duke University’s  Fuqua School of Business, in Durham, North Carolina.

Students from 8 different countries became the inaugural class of MMS: DKU. During their coming 10 months of study, the students will spend their first three terms at the Fuqua School of Business with the other MMS: Foundations of Business (FOB) students, before traveling to Kunshan in January 2015 for the remaining two terms of...

Shenglan Tang, director of the DKU Global Health Research Center, provides commentary for the July 2014 issue of The Economist Intelligence Unit:   Ancient enemy, modern imperative: A time for greater action against tuberculosis