Research at DKU

Research at Duke Kunshan takes place both through the scholarship of individual faculty and through joint research centers and institutes.  These are focused on areas of research particularly suited to Duke Kunshan and relevant to the needs of Jiangsu Province and the Yangtze River Delta region.  Each of these centers and institutes aims to become a world-class center of excellence in its respective field.


Duke Kunshan is currently home to the following research centers and institutes:

  • Center for the Study of Contemporary China
  • Environmental Research Center
  • Global Health Research Center
  • Humanities Research Center
  • Institute of Applied Physical Sciences and Engineering (iAPSE)
  • Language and Culture Center
  • Regional Ozone Sino-US Collaborative Research Center
  • Wuhan-Duke Research Institute
  • Zu Chongzhi Center for Mathematics and Computational Sciences (CMCS)


Faculty from Duke and other institutions who are interested in participating in scholarly projects with colleagues at Duke Kunshan are encouraged to contact the research centers or DKU faculty directly. Scott MacEachern, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke Kunshan, and Larry Carin, Vice Provost for Research at Duke, also welcome inquiries.