Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Since Duke Kunshan launched its undergraduate program in 2018, more than two dozen Duke University faculty have traveled to China to teach classes at DKU – and even more have visited the campus. Many of them came away impressed.

Meet the Dean: The humanities professor and Daoism scholar talks about disrupting traditional academic models, and how global issues like climate change and Covid-19 require 21st-century solutions, not 19th-century thinking.

Faculty Focus: Chemistry professor Mark Spaller has received praise from undergraduate students for his stimulating class sessions, in which he strives to provide a foundation for future learning and show how complicated subject matter connects to everyday life.

Duke Kunshan now offers undergraduate students the opportunity to explore a cutting-edge field of study that aims to understand human thinking and actions, and how policies and other interventions shape our decisions.

As part of the annual Learning Innovation Fellowship, mentors and established peers introduced the fresh cohort to the university’s unique student-centered teaching approach and seven-week sessions.