[photopress:brodhead.jpg,full,alignright]Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. Located in Durham, North Carolina, USA, the University has grown into one of the best universities in the United States.
Yong Tang, a Washington-based correspondent of People’s Daily interviewed the president of Duke University Richard Brodhead.
Among the points made by Richard Brodhead:
‘A growing percentage of our students come from Asia and other parts of the world, and we have been expanding our collaborations with universities and other institutions around the globe. For example, our law school works extensively with Tsinghua University. If you come to the Duke campus, you’ll see classical dance from India, film from Korea and contemporary photography from China, not to mention student groups from these and many other countries. One of the things I love most about Duke is its international flavor.
‘Duke is a much younger university than places like Harvard or Yale, yet it already has reached the very highest ranks of American higher education. It’s natural that it is not yet as well-known outside the United States but this will surely change over the next few years.
‘Hundreds of China’s very best students have already discovered Duke and begun making important contributions in our classrooms, research and other activities. We also have excellent Chinese faculty. As Duke’s reputation continues to grow in coming years, I’m confident that public awareness will also grow in China and other countries.’
Source: People’s Daily Online