Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Duke Kunshan professors Abu Abdullah and Qian Long are part of a team that has received US$75,000 to look at how health systems in four countries treat patients with both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

This year’s Faculty Scholarship and Travel Awards supported a book project on U.S.-China relations; research into the influence of gravity on drag force induced by granular materials; travel to a summer institute for language educators; and studies into a mathematical model that could benefit the medical field.

Leaders from Duke Kunshan, Duke University and Wuhan University addressed an undergraduate opening convocation on Aug. 26 to welcome the newest cohort of DKU students, over two-thirds of whom are already in Kunshan while the rest are around the world.

In the time of Covid-19, Duke Kunshan’s faculty, senior administrators and staff have risen to a series of unique challenges in preparing courses and the campus for the fall semester.

More than 100 China-based students from Duke will take a mixture of in-person classes and remote courses on the Kunshan campus, while about 30 U.S.-based DKU students will do the same in Durham.