Duke Univer­sity opens for en­roll­ment

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Duke Kun­shan Univer­sity in Kun­shan, Jiangsu prov­ince, opened its doors for en­roll­ment, mak­ing it the fourth joint ven­ture be­tween uni­ver­si­ties in China and for­eign coun­tries since 2004.

Es­tab­lished by Duke Univer­sity in Durham, North Carolina, and Wuhan Univer­sity in Hubei prov­ince, it was ap­proved in Septem­ber by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

“We are aim­ing to re­cruit 80 to 100 post­grad­u­ate stu­dents in the first year and will be wel­com­ing more stu­dents in the fu­ture,” Duke Univer­sity Pres­i­dent Richard H. Brod­head said.

The first joint ven­ture be­tween Chi­nese and for­eign uni­ver­si­ties to be head­quar­tered in China is the Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham Ningbo China, es­tab­lished in Ningbo, Zhejiang prov­ince, in 2004. Xi’an Jiao­tong-Liver­pool Univer­sity, es­tab­lished by Xi’an Jiao­tong Univer­sity and the Univer­sity of Liver­pool in the United King­dom, fol­lowed suit in 2006. New York Univer­sity Shang­hai opened its doors in 2012.

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