Duke Kunshan University

No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan

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Begin your academic journey in Kunshan, China, and Durham, U.S.A.

Duke Kunshan University offers students a world-class education culminating in degrees from Duke University and Duke Kunshan. With students and faculty from around the world, Duke Kunshan offers a uniquely global academic experience. The undergraduate academic program spans two continents – in Kunshan, at a state-of-the-art campus; and one-semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Courses will be taught in English and will be primarily conducted in small-sized, discussion-based classes.

 In August 2018, Duke Kunshan welcomes the first students in its four-year bachelor’s degree program based in the liberal arts and science tradition. The undergraduate academic program currently offers 15 majors:

  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences/Math
  • Cultures and Movements (Tracks: Sociology and Cultural Anthropology)
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science/Chemistry
  • Environmental Science/Public Policy
  • Ethics and Leadership (Tracks: Philosophy and Religious Studies)
  • Global China Studies/History
  • Global Cultural Studies/Literature
  • Global Health(Tracks: Biology and Public Policy)
  • Institutions and Governance/Economics
  • Material Science/Physics
  • Media and Arts (Tracks: Creative Practice and History)
  • Molecular Bioscience (Tracks: Cell and Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Genetics and Genomics, Biophysics)
  • Political Economy (Tracks: Political Science and Economics)
  • US Studies (Tracks: History and Literature)

Duke Kunshan University is a place for learning, living and growing, in a setting that encourages the pursuit of knowledge within and beyond the classroom. The 200-acre campus site features state-of-the-art classroom and meeting facilities, library resources, student and faculty housing and dining space, and recreational facilities. Multi-purpose meeting spaces, breakout rooms, and study areas allow students to work individually or in groups to review course material, complete assignments, and participate in the vibrant, intellectual life of the University.

Designed by the internationally renowned architect, Gensler, the campus seeks to be a model of sustainable development, reflective of the natural and cultural context of the Jiangnan region.

Native wetlands: The 201-acre site has a high-water table, so designers elected to preserve 40 acres as community gardens—much in the way that Duke’s original campus in Durham is carefully nested into a forest. As the Durham campus is noted for its Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Kunshan campus highlights its regional geography by featuring landscaped gardens, wetlands and waterways.

Energy efficiency: The campus design’s use of daylight, solar shading, passive cooling, and natural flood control is informed by centuries of experience dealing with the opportunities and challenges of Kunshan’s climate and terrain.

A walkable campus: Roadways are on the perimeter to create a pedestrian-friendly central campus with walking paths and bridges connecting the buildings to one another.

Regional connections: Kunshan’s location between Shanghai and Suzhou allows easy access to these major metropolitan centers by highways and high-speed railway.

Duke Kunshan features generous spaces for dining, social events, recreation and relaxation, all in a serene setting just a short distance from both Suzhou and Shanghai.

The Office of Student Life supports the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development of students. Our programs and services enhance and complement the Duke Kunshan academic experience by providing opportunities for students to explore interests beyond the classroom. These opportunities include psychological counseling, health services, physical recreation, student leadership, and a variety of cultural activities such as excursions and events.

We help students strengthen and develop successful personal and academic lives through a range of integrated support services, open and professional advising, student outreach programs, organized co-curricular activities, and engagement with the Duke Kunshan and surrounding local communities. Learn More

The Career Services Office at Duke Kunshan University is committed to assisting graduate and undergraduate students as well as alumni with discovering and refining their career pathways and ultimately realizing their future career goals. The Office will provide both guidance and resources to students and alumni that will help them to explore different job and career opportunities as well as helping them to gain important skills, knowledge, and experience in order to be competitive and successful in achieving their long-term career goals.

Key services that Career Services Office offers include:

Resources & Tools: including online platform, assessment tools, online and offline resources for information research, and other career development tools helping students with goal identification and career path planning.


Coaching & Advising: Career Development Coaching (one-on-one coaching appointments with career coaches) and Graduate School Advising (group sessions and one-on-one meetings with coaches and advisors).


Workshops and Events: including Skill Workshops. specialized seminars and conferences, guest speakers, case competitions, career fairs, and on-campus recruitment events etc.


Specialized Career Programs: including Engagement Programs with Corporate Partners, Engagement Programs with Alumni, and Development Programs with other external partners such as government and research institutions.


Opportunities Development: Career Services Office works to build and maintain relationships with alumni and employers who can provide internships, learning opportunities, and full-time opportunities

About

Begin your academic journey in Kunshan, China, and Durham, U.S.A.

Duke Kunshan University offers students a world-class education culminating in degrees from Duke University and Duke Kunshan. With students and faculty from around the world, Duke Kunshan offers a uniquely global academic experience. The undergraduate academic program spans two continents – in Kunshan, at a state-of-the-art campus; and one-semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Courses will be taught in English and will be primarily conducted in small-sized, discussion-based classes.

 In August 2018, Duke Kunshan welcomes the first students in its four-year bachelor’s degree program based in the liberal arts and science tradition. The undergraduate academic program currently offers 15 majors:

  • Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences/Math
  • Cultures and Movements (Tracks: Sociology and Cultural Anthropology)
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science/Chemistry
  • Environmental Science/Public Policy
  • Ethics and Leadership (Tracks: Philosophy and Religious Studies)
  • Global China Studies/History
  • Global Cultural Studies/Literature
  • Global Health(Tracks: Biology and Public Policy)
  • Institutions and Governance/Economics
  • Material Science/Physics
  • Media and Arts (Tracks: Creative Practice and History)
  • Molecular Bioscience (Tracks: Cell and Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Genetics and Genomics, Biophysics)
  • Political Economy (Tracks: Political Science and Economics)
  • US Studies (Tracks: History and Literature)

Duke Kunshan University is a place for learning, living and growing, in a setting that encourages the pursuit of knowledge within and beyond the classroom. The 200-acre campus site features state-of-the-art classroom and meeting facilities, library resources, student and faculty housing and dining space, and recreational facilities. Multi-purpose meeting spaces, breakout rooms, and study areas allow students to work individually or in groups to review course material, complete assignments, and participate in the vibrant, intellectual life of the University.

Designed by the internationally renowned architect, Gensler, the campus seeks to be a model of sustainable development, reflective of the natural and cultural context of the Jiangnan region.

Native wetlands: The 201-acre site has a high-water table, so designers elected to preserve 40 acres as community gardens—much in the way that Duke’s original campus in Durham is carefully nested into a forest. As the Durham campus is noted for its Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Kunshan campus highlights its regional geography by featuring landscaped gardens, wetlands and waterways.

Energy efficiency: The campus design’s use of daylight, solar shading, passive cooling, and natural flood control is informed by centuries of experience dealing with the opportunities and challenges of Kunshan’s climate and terrain.

A walkable campus: Roadways are on the perimeter to create a pedestrian-friendly central campus with walking paths and bridges connecting the buildings to one another.

Regional connections: Kunshan’s location between Shanghai and Suzhou allows easy access to these major metropolitan centers by highways and high-speed railway.

Duke Kunshan features generous spaces for dining, social events, recreation and relaxation, all in a serene setting just a short distance from both Suzhou and Shanghai.

The Office of Student Life supports the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development of students. Our programs and services enhance and complement the Duke Kunshan academic experience by providing opportunities for students to explore interests beyond the classroom. These opportunities include psychological counseling, health services, physical recreation, student leadership, and a variety of cultural activities such as excursions and events.

We help students strengthen and develop successful personal and academic lives through a range of integrated support services, open and professional advising, student outreach programs, organized co-curricular activities, and engagement with the Duke Kunshan and surrounding local communities. Learn More

The Career Services Office at Duke Kunshan University is committed to assisting graduate and undergraduate students as well as alumni with discovering and refining their career pathways and ultimately realizing their future career goals. The Office will provide both guidance and resources to students and alumni that will help them to explore different job and career opportunities as well as helping them to gain important skills, knowledge, and experience in order to be competitive and successful in achieving their long-term career goals.

Key services that Career Services Office offers include:

Resources & Tools: including online platform, assessment tools, online and offline resources for information research, and other career development tools helping students with goal identification and career path planning.


Coaching & Advising: Career Development Coaching (one-on-one coaching appointments with career coaches) and Graduate School Advising (group sessions and one-on-one meetings with coaches and advisors).


Workshops and Events: including Skill Workshops. specialized seminars and conferences, guest speakers, case competitions, career fairs, and on-campus recruitment events etc.


Specialized Career Programs: including Engagement Programs with Corporate Partners, Engagement Programs with Alumni, and Development Programs with other external partners such as government and research institutions.


Opportunities Development: Career Services Office works to build and maintain relationships with alumni and employers who can provide internships, learning opportunities, and full-time opportunities

Campus locations

Duke Kunshan Campus,

No. 8 Duke Avenue , Kunshan , Jiangsu , China , 215316

English language requirements