Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Founding vice chancellor of NYU-Abu Dhabi and former president of Swarthmore College will take up his new role at Duke Kunshan on July 1, succeeding Denis Simon, who has served as EVC since 2015.

Professors at DKU and Duke aren’t waiting until next semester to teach about the ongoing pandemic – they have rapidly rearranged their teaching plans to incorporate the world’s response to Covid-19.

Although cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women worldwide, a study has shown that female patients accounted for less than 40 percent of trial participants between 2010 and 2017, with representation especially low in the 61-65 age group.

Placing Nachman’s writings and teachings in the context of the time, humanities professor Yitzhak Lewis offers insight into the religious thinker’s representation of Eastern Europe’s transformation in the 18th century.

A study conducted in Shanghai involving DKU and Duke scientists showed that using air purifiers in children’s bedrooms reduces exposure to pollutants including PM2.5 and may help prevent asthmatic flare-ups.