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The Research Hub of Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) on Health Policy and System, hosted by the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, has been awarded USD 260,000 to support three new research projects from 2018 to 2019, after the successful completion of three projects from 2016 to 2017. The three research projects, launched in recent months, cover a wide range of topics including e-health, non-communicable disease (NCD) care and migrant health.

A student walks on the new Duke Kunshan University campus.

A new international Master of Engineering (MEng) program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) seeks to develop tech leaders with a global perspective by providing an educational experience at both Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. The jointly managed program was approved by the Duke Board of Trustees in May 2018.

Marcia B. France Named Dean of Undergraduate Studies

KUNSHAN, CHINA---Marcia B. France, associate provost and John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed as the dean of Undergraduate Studies at Duke Kunshan University, Denis Simon, executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan announced today. She will begin her role Aug. 1.

On May 26, 2018, the Duke Kunshan University Advisory Board held its 5th annual meeting on the Duke Kunshan campus. Board Chair Rick Wagoner presided over the meeting, which convened more than 30 Advisory Board members and senior leaders from Duke Kunshan and its founding partners. During the day-long meeting, they exchanged insights on how to build on Duke Kunshan’s progress in Phase I to ensure a successful launch of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Phase II.

China Faces Uphill Battle in Achieving UN Health Goals by 2030

China has achieved impressive progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000, paving the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030. However, a recent analysis revealed that the country will face challenges in meeting the health-related SDG targets established in 2015.