ASU's Denis Simon named next DKU executive vice chancellor

Arizona State University's Denis Simon will replace Mary Brown Bullock as executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University starting August 1.

After officially opening in the Fall, Duke Kunshan University capped off an eventful year by celebrating its first graduating class. | Photo courtesy of Duke Kunshan University

DKU graduation caps eventful inaugural year

After an inaugural year marked by changes in leadership and continuing construction, Duke Kunshan University celebrated its first-ever graduating class May 20.

Mary Brown Bullock, executive vice chancellor of DKU, paints a ceremonial lion's eyes at the Kunshan campus's grand opening ceremony in November.

DKU executive vice chancellor Bullock to retire

Mary Brown Bullock, executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, will retire this summer.

Dobbins to succeed Bynum in DKU leadership

Nora Bynum, vice provost for DKU and China initiatives, will leave her position next month to direct the Science Action Center at Chicago's Field Museum.

Kunshan student ambassadors talk goals for campus

"Democracy is a fluid but sensitive concept, and while being in China, we are just conscious of certain student's perspective and needs, and we accommodate accordingly."

DKU student group promotes positive campus life

Following the inaugural semester of Duke Kunshan University, one student organization is seeking to act as ambassadors for positive change and promote the student experience.

Where in the world is DKU?

The grand opening of Duke Kunshan University this week marked the official culmination of the five years that have been spent on planning, preparation and debate for the school

Although unfinished, DKU offers positive first semester

Students studying at Duke Kunshan University in its inaugural semester have largely reported a positive classroom and residential experience, though the incomplete nature of the campus has limited...

President Brodhead, along with Administrators from Wuhan University and Duke Kunshan University, stand united at the second day of the grand opening of Duke's campus in China.

'Integration of East and West': DKU marks grand opening

Leaders from Duke, Wuhan University and the municipal government of Kunshan discussed the impact of Duke Kunshan University on the future of Sino-American relations during the second day of DKU's...

President Richard Brodhead speaks on the second day of opening ceremonies at Duke Kunshan University.

Brodhead slated to be visiting lecturer at Duke Kunshan University

President Richard Brodhead will be a visiting lecturer at Duke Kunshan University, though when he will fill this role is still unclear.

DKU grand opening gives rise to questions on academic freedom

As part of its grand opening celebration, Duke Kunshan University hosted a series of talks Sunday for local Duke alumni in which DKU and Duke representatives touched upon the issue of academic...

DKU officially opens first campus building

More than a month after Duke Kunshan University began classes, the school is finaly opening a new set of doors—transitioning from its current headquarters at a nearby hotel to the physical campus.

Duke Kunshan University: A Retrospective

View the interactive timeline of DKU events over the past five years. Click through to see important points in the development process, photos, graphics and quotes from key voices.

Students enrolling in DKU in 2014, pictured above, are the first to attend the satellite university.

DKU holds first day of classes

Duke Kunshan University held its first day of classes Monday—opening its doors to students after years of planning, construction and controversy.

The DKU campus is still a work in progress, but administrators say they are pleased with the university's first days and looking forward to the semester.

Kunshan prepares to hold first classes

Nearly five years after it was first introduced to faculty—and three years after its initial planned opening—Duke Kunshan University will hold its first classes Monday.

After a number of setbacks, DKU is scheduled to officially open next month—three years after its initial launch date.

Duke Kunshan officially set to open next month

Construction delays in China mean students and faculty will be housed in a conference center—the only standing building on campus.

DKU will open in Fall 2014, but only one building will be ready for use.

Kunshan will begin Fall semester with limited space

With the opening of Duke Kunshan University a few months away, administrators are focusing on logistics—including the fact that only one of the six buildings will be ready when the campus welcomes...

Duke Kunshan application deadlines extended

Potential members of Duke Kunshan University’s inaugural class, which will arrive on the campus this Fall, have a few extra weeks to submit applications.

DKU receives $2 million donation to fund scholarships

An anonymous Chinese citizen donated $2 million to fund scholarships for Duke Kunshan University and establish Duke’s Talent Identification Program in China.

Former Board chair to lead Duke Kunshan advisory group

Duke Kunshan University's new advisory board has 19 members from China and the United States.

Duke Kunshan board has routine first meeting

The Duke Kunshan University Board of Trustees met in China for their inaugural meeting this week.

Lisker steps in temporarily for Bynum as vice provost for DKU and China initiatives

Nora Bynum is taking a personal leave of absence until February.

Duke stores have begun selling DKU merchandise in order to promote the program in preparation for next Fall.

Marketing efforts in full swing for DKU

Administrators have hit the ground running with marketing and recruitment efforts for Duke Kunshan University.

DKU research will have sluggish start

As faculty and administrators prepare for research opportunities at Duke Kunshan University, they are exploring options for funding from Chinese and American sources.

The Arts and Sciences council outlined their expectations for academic freedom at Duke Kunshan University, pictured above.

Admins update faculty on DKU academic freedom, other issues

Following several recent instances of government crackdown on Chinese universities, administrators outlined their expectations for academic freedom at Duke Kunshan University Thursday.