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Duke Kunshan University

Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 9,625 per year
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 40%
Institution type Private

About Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world class liberal arts and research university offering a range of  academic programs for students from China and throughout the world. A non-profit, joint-venture institution, Duke Kunshan University was granted accreditation approval by China’s Ministry of Education in September 2013 and welcomed its inaugural class of students in August 2014.

With the goal of spearheading the future of higher education, Duke Kunshan University is influenced and informed by both Chinese and American traditions of higher education. The shared vision of Duke University and Wuhan University is that Duke Kunshan will help address the changing needs of global higher education. Their rich heritage inspires Duke Kunshan University to pursue academic excellence and integrity and to apply classroom knowledge in service to society. Duke Kunshan University delivers academic programs designed to address society’s future needs through a curriculum based in the liberal arts tradition and a commitment to problem-based learning that challenges students to apply their knowledge during the learning process.

As an international, intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding students and faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning environment. The university’s innovative academic programs inspire students to master academically rigorous course work, generate new ideas and develop creative solutions to the world’s challenges, preparing them not just for careers in specific fields, but to become globally sophisticated leaders and citizens.

Campus information

The Duke Kunshan campus features state-of-the-art classroom and meeting facilities, extensive library resources, modern student and faculty housing and dining spaces, and excellent recreational facilities. Multi-purpose meeting spaces, break 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 on campus.

A free shuttle bus runs regularly between the campus and downtown Kunshan, offering students easy access to off-campus dining, shopping, recreational centres and an inter-city train station.

Accommodation

Duke Kunshan offers exceptional university-operated housing for students. With an emphasis on creating a safe, healthy and inclusive environment, residence life at Duke Kunshan is viewed as an extension of the liberal arts learning experience, where diverse students are brought together to learn from one another and develop lasting relationships. The dining facility offers healthy, high quality meals, with options ranging from a salad bar to Chinese food to Western food. Other amenities such as a coffee shop and convenience store are also located in the main building.

Additional info

The city of Kunshan is situated between Shanghai and Suzhou in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta Region, one of the most developed areas in China. It is a national leader in economic growth and urban development, all without neglecting the rich historical legacy and stunning natural environment that have attracted people to this city for more than two thousand years. Kunshan is less than a 20-minute train ride by high-speed rail to both Shanghai and Suzhou.

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Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 8 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 4 Humanities & Social Sciences 8 Law 2 Mass Communication & Media 1

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MMS: DKU is a life-changing experience that makes me stand out from other professionals in the labor force. It has given me a phenomenal opportunity to broaden my outlook, expand my network, and learn about American and Chinese culture. Read more
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I hear a lot of new ideas from my fellow students that I dont hear back in the States. It forces me to think a lot deeper about where I am coming from, and about how I form my ideas. After my Duke Kunshan experience, I feel I am a stronger individual, more self-assured and aware. Now I believe I ... Read more

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