FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 2013
Around 80 Faculty Staff
Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world-class university offering a range of academic programs and conferences for students from China and throughout the world. Duke Kunshan is funded in 2013 and located in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China.
The current Chancellor of Duke Kunshan is Prof. Liu Jingnan, Academician with Chinese Academy of Engineering. The incumbent Executive Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Denis Simon, a faculty appointment as Professor of China Business and Technology Affairs in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Duke Kunshan welcomed its first students in August 2014 and initially offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as semester-long programs for undergraduate students enrolled at Duke and other universities. We now have about 200 students, and 50 faculty members.
Duke Kunshan will welcome the inaugural class in its undergraduate degree program in August 2018. The four-year bachelor's degree program is based in the liberal arts and sciences tradition that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and exploration.
A state-of-the art campus covers a 200-acre area in Kunshan's Yangcheng Lake Science and Technology Park. Located in close proximity to both Shanghai and Suzhou, and connected to both by high-speed rail, the city of Kunshan is a center for business and high-tech research and manufacturing and has one of the fastest growing economies in China.