DKU Chancellors' Welcome



Thank you for your interest in Duke Kunshan University. On behalf of its leadership, faculty, staff and students, we warmly welcome you to use this website to take a deeper look at what is happening at DKU and to imagine how you might participate in one or more of the extraordinary range of activities that this leading institution of global education and  global contribution has to offer.  

DKU was formed as an innovative partnership between Duke University, Wuhan University and the city of Kunshan, by visionary leaders who saw a global future and embraced it. It is still in the early stages of institutional development but already offers superb undergraduate and graduate programs, as measured by both traditional academic standards of excellence and by an imagination focused on shaping higher education to the needs and vision of a global world. Further, it enriches its core programs with active faculty exchanges, student study abroad opportunities, joint research projects, summer programs, internships, and jointly sponsored conferences and seminars at the cutting-edge of disciplinary and global themes.

DKU is on a long-term academic journey that will strengthen the global experience and reputation of the institutions that created it, that will demonstrate the critical role that educational institutions must play in bridging the cultures and nations of a divided world, and that will offer a model to higher education worldwide of how to better prepare leadership for embracing and responding to the challenges of this global century.

A cooperative partnership between China and United States is indispensable to global progress in such vital areas as poverty alleviation, public health, climate change and peace. DKU manifests the very intercultural and international cooperative vision and engagement that such a partnership requires.

We hope you will take the time to learn more about our university and the wonderful people who work, teach, and study here. We invite you to explore the boundless opportunities DKU offers and to join as an agent of its growth and accomplishment. The future awaits you at Duke Kunshan University.

FENG Youmei                                                Alfred Bloom
Chancellor                                                       Executive Vice Chancellor

Duke Kunshan University                            Duke Kunshan University