Duke University (in North Carolina) and the city of Kunshan have partnered to build a campus which should completed next year.There has already been a ground breaking ceremony.
Kunshan, located in the Yangtze River Delta, boasts one of the fastest-growing economies in China.
The Duke-Kunshan campus, a partnership between the university and the municipal government, will include a five-building teaching, research and residential center built by the municipal government.
Duke’s Fuqua School of Business will lead the first phase, which will focus on executive MBA and non-degree executive education programs, a pre-experience management training master’s degree, training of Ph.D. students and the recruitment of top faculty. The campus will eventually take up 200 acres.
Duke University’s educational partner in this venture is Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the leading universities in China.