Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Duke Kunshan’s inaugural undergraduate class is still in its first year, but the Career Services team is already helping freshmen forge professional connections through skills workshops and field trips to a diverse range of companies, including several global brands.

Frances Chang, executive director of private wealth-management firm Noah Holdings, says awareness is critical to making good investments, as she shares her experiences on the road to becoming a successful businesswoman in her talk on “Investment, Entrepreneurship and Wealth” at Duke Kunshan University.

Steve Blake, China director for WildAid, is among the special guests set to attend Duke Kunshan's first Water Towns Environmental Film and Arts Festival, which will run April 11 to 14. The event will feature some 50 documentary films, talks by leading figures in wildlife and ecological conservation in China and beyond, art installations and fashion shows.

David Grinspoon, NASA adviser and senior scientist at the U.S. Planetary Science Institute, says the Chang’e 4 mission, which saw cotton seeds germinated on the far side of the moon, has taken humans a step closer to being able to survive on other planets. In a talk organized by Duke Kunshan's Planetary Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Lab, he also discussed the ethics of planetary exploration and how it could help protect Earth.

Despite good intentions, people often fail to act in their best interests, according to the internationally renowned behavioral scientist and best-selling author. He shared some ideas on how individuals can make their lives healthier and more productive in a talk on “Using Social Science to Design a Better World" at Duke Kunshan University.

Temptation. It’s everywhere, and it’s only going to get stronger. So how do we fight it, as individuals and as a society, to make our lives healthier or more productive?

That question was at the heart of internationally renowned behavioral scientist and best-selling author Dan Ariely’s engaging talk at Duke Kunshan University, which he delivered to a packed auditorium on Jan. 21.