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.
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.
First Kunshan classes to begin Monday
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese journalists visit Durham for DKU marketing
Last week, seven Chinese journalists traveled to Durham on Duke’s dime.
Chinese gov't gives final approval to Duke Kunshan
Now that Duke Kunshan University has China's final stamp of approval, admins can start recruiting for Fall 2014.