Office of DKU and China Initiatives
The Office of DKU and China Initiatives coordinates the work of the various Duke units and teams involved in the planning and implementation of Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture university under construction in China that is expected to open in 2014. Nora Bynum, vice provost for Duke Kunshan University and China initiatives, serves as the principal liaison among Duke, DKU, the city of Kunshan and Wuhan University. The DKU/China office supports and coordinates Duke's expanding research, education and outreach programs in China, and implements fundraising strategies for the new ventures.
The DKU/China office also supports the Duke Kunshan Student Advisory Council (KSAC), an advisory committee of Duke undergraduate and graduate students that are actively involved in the development of Duke Kunshan University from a student perspective. The Duke in Kunshan blog highlights the experiences and perspectives of Duke students, faculty members and staff contributing to the development of Duke Kunshan University.