Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


University leaders and senior government officials in the ancient water town have agreed to collaborate to create an off-campus space for teaching, research and service practicum for students and faculty.

Pollution-themed shorts ‘Beryl’s One Week’ and ‘Homeland’ claimed top prizes at Duke Kunshan’s first Water Towns Environmental Film and Arts Festival, which drew to a close in the ancient Jinxi water town.

ECE professors Kishor Trivedi and Krishnendu Chakrabarty from the Institute of Applied Physical Sciences and Engineering have made the latest Guide2Research rankings, reflecting their achievements and global influence.

The university’s first Water Towns Environmental Film and Arts Festival opened on Thursday with a red carpet reception attended by leading names in conservation and wildlife protection, and talks by international experts in “eco-cinema” and “smog art.”

Richard H. Brodhead, president emeritus of Duke University, talks about the past, present and future of U.S.-China educational exchanges, and how a pioneering Chinese scholar inspired him on the path to founding Duke Kunshan, a “pocket of innovation and experimentation in higher education.”