Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


An archaeologist works at a dig site containing ancient human remains

Scott MacEachern, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Duke Kunshan, has co-authored an article in Nature with more than 60 archaeologists, anthropologists, curators and geneticists that calls on the scientific community to protect ancient remains, promote data sharing, and properly engage indigenous communities.

Sze Chai Kwok

Sze Chai Kwok, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, has been elected into the Memory Disorders Research Society, a highly selective organization for professionals engaged in the study of memory.

Laura Navarro '22

Laura Navarro ’22, one of few undergraduates ever selected for the Kirchner Food Fellowship, is working with high-level officials in Colombia on a plan to grow nopal cactus, to boost the local economy and quality of life for minority groups. This year, she also interned at McKinsey & Co.

G. Richard Wagoner Jr.

The former chairman and CEO of General Motors has been named among the recipient of this year’s University Medals. A former chair of the Duke Board of Trustees, Wagoner has provided strategic guidance to Duke Kunshan since 2014.

Six Duke Kunshan University professors have received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China toward the costs of equipment, travel and labor across research projects focused on the environment, energy and technology.