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Duke Kunshan University

No. 8 Duke Avenue Kunshan, Jiangsu Kunshan,
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China (Mainland)


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Duke Kunshan University, a Sino-American partnership between Duke University in the US and Wuhan University in China, offers a Duke education in the dynamic and rapidly growing China. 

At this truly international university, you will:

  • Receive a Duke University degree upon graduation
  • Have the opportunity to study at the Duke campus in Durham, NC, US
  • Learn from leading Duke and Duke Kunshan faculty (All courses are taught in English)
  • Live and learn on the state-of-the-art Duke Kunshan campus with students and faculty from all around the world
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills, acquire deep insights about China, and develop global leadership capabilities that will boost your educational and career opportunities


The city of Kunshan lies 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 development, while also retaining a precious heritage of culture and the environment. Kunshan is about a 20-minute train ride by high-speed rail to Shanghai and Suzhou. 


Duke Kunshan University is committed to enrolling a highly talented, diverse and international student body. Scholarship support is available to help achieve these goals and we are dedicated to providing full or partial scholarships to students who need financial support. 

Intellectually curious, globally minded, ambitious students—this is who Duke Kunshan University is looking for.

Interested? Begin the Duke Kunshan Journey here

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

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