Academic research centers at Duke Kunshan University will provide space and resources for students, faculty and practitioners to undertake research projects reaching beyond the boundaries of typical academic departments and outcomes.  Research centers will encourage interdisciplinary inquiry and engagement with findings intended to influence the current and future practice of business, medicine, health policy, and other fields.

Global Health Research Center

Global Health Research Center, the first research center on the campus of Duke Kunshan University, was established in collabration with the Duke Global Health Institute to address health issues in China and the region. The Global Health Research Center has built a program closely tied to the health needs of the Chinese population and focus its research efforts in at least three areas: chronic disease; environmental health; and health policy and systems.  

Environmental Research Center

The Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University is an independent research institution that integrates research and educational programs on environmental science and policy. The research center facilitates research to address the pressing environmental challenges in China, to create synergies with the international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program, and to build a flexible, interdisciplinary program supporting both social and natural science research.