Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


As divisional chairs, Kolleen Guy, William Parsons, Jr. and Kai Huang lead faculty recruitment, performance reviews and mentoring in their respective areas: Arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences.

Since Duke Kunshan cancelled its annual International Admitted Student Experience due to the Covid-19 emergency, members of the Class of 2024 have found fun ways online to meet up and integrate with the campus community.

Chenkai Wu, an epidemiologist focusing on healthy aging and the clinical implications of frailty, is leading research to inform policymakers in Shenzhen and beyond on the growing demand for assisted living facilities in China.

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.