Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


At this year’s conference on Dec. 4, business executives, investors, entrepreneurs and scientists discussed artificial intelligence applications, smart finance, smart health care and next-stage development.

Scientists in the Global Health Research Center and Duke’s Common Cents Lab have launched a co-learning network in China to explore ways to improve financial wellbeing and to expand knowledge in the field of applied behavioral sciences.

After analyzing the impact of China’s protected areas expansion since 1956, leading conservationists from Duke Kunshan and Duke University have urged negotiators preparing for next year’s COP15 to consider quality not just quantity when discussing targets for the next decade.

The university aims to recruit 240 from high school students from 22 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the Chinese mainland into the incoming Class of 2025, along with students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and countries around the world.

Sze Chai Kwok, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, will use the funding to understand more about the brain’s metacognition processes, which could have implications for treating mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism, and improving learning strategies.