Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University is a Chinese-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a liberal arts and research university offering academic programs for students from China and throughout the world. DKU received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2013 and its curricula are approved by the Jiangsu Provincial Education Bureau. Students have the opportunity to study at both the DKU campus in Kunshan, China and at Duke University in Durham, United States. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to spend a summer and a semester on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. Students are awarded degrees from both Duke University and Duke Kunshan University upon graduation and become members of both institutions’ alumni organizations. Both Duke University and Wuhan University have been recognized in the top ten in respective national rankings; the universities collaborate on academic programs and administration for Duke Kunshan University, while the city of Kunshan agreed to lease land for the DKU campus at no cost for 10 years and funded the construction of the US$200 million campus buildings.
Jan. 2010 - A Cooperation Agreement signed between Duke University and the People's Government of Kunshan Sep. 2010 - Construction of Duke Kunshan Phase 1 campus started Jan. 2011 - Cooperation Principles Statement signed between Duke University and Wuhan University Jun. 2011 - Application for Preparation Approval of Duke Kunshan University submitted to Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Education Aug. 2012 - Preparation Approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education Sep. 2012 - Appointments of Duke Kunshan Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor Dec. 2012 - Celebration Ceremony of Preparation Approval in Kunshan Apr. 2013 - Application for formal establishment of Duke Kunshan University submitted to Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Education Sep. 2013 - Duke Kunshan Establishment Approval granted by the Chinese Ministry of Education Nov. 2013 - First meeting of Duke Kunshan Board of Trustees held at Wuhan University Dec. 2013 - Duke Kunshan legal entity registration completed Jan. 2014 - Duke Kunshan Advisory Board established Apr. 2014 - Second Meeting of Duke Kunshan Board of Trustees held in Kunshan May 2014 - First meeting of Duke Kunshan Advisory Board held in Beijing Jul. 2014 - Duke Kunshan MMS program began in Durham Aug. 2014 - Inaugural Convocation and Orientation Week held at Duke Kunshan University Aug. 2018 - Inaugural Undergraduate Program begins Duke Kunshan University is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
Liu Jingnan, the university's first chancellor and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, stepped down in August 2018. Youmei Feng, the current Chancellor, is the former executive vice president of Wuhan University and is one of a few female university chancellors in China. Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, is an expert on U. S.-China bilateral science and technology relations and a member of the U. S. Experts Group within the U. S.-China Innovation Dialogue. Haiyan Gao, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke Kunshan University, is the Henry Newson professor of physics at Duke University. Marcia France was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Studies in June 2018. France was the associate provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, USA. Duke Kunshan University admitted its first undergraduate students as part of the Class of 2022. Exceeding its original target of 1,500 applicants, the university received a total of 3,143 applications for an estimated 225 first-year spots, including 2,551 applications from China and 332 from the United States.
There were 80 countries represented in the applicant pool, including Kazakhstan, South Korea and Ethiopia. In March 2018, DKU admitted 251 students, or 7.98% of its inaugural applicant pool, a selectivity similar to the 8.3% acceptance rate at Duke University. Chinese students applying to DKU are required to take the Gaokao, the national college entrance exam of the People's Republic of China; the Gaokao enables students to list Duke Kunshan University as one of their college choices. International students, including those from the United States, submit transcripts, SAT or ACT standardized test scores, application essays. Duke Kunshan University has planned to expand each undergraduate class to 500 students, for a total of 2,000 undergraduates. Duke Kunshan University has signed binding agreements with Education Ministry of China that guaranteed academic freedom on campus; the university enrolled only graduate students from 2014 to 2018. DKU offers Master's programs in Medical Physics, Global Health, Environmental Policy, Management Studies and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
In 2018, DKU began enrolling undergraduate students for the Class of 2022, with an initial class size of 225 students, although there is a planned expansion of the class size to 500 students. Undergraduate students declare their major in sophomore year. There are 15 majors approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education so far, which span the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Many of the majors have multiple concentrations that students choose between; each major consists of an "interdisciplinary set of courses that integrates different forms of knowledge and a distinct set of disciplinary courses that provides expertise in specific areas". Additionally, international students, including those from the United States, are required to take Chinese language for the first two years and can continue with more advanced courses afterwards. In 2017, Duke Kunshan University selected PeopleSoft's Campus Solutions to manage its student records and transactions and Oracle Student Cloud to support student recruitment, enrollme
Wuhan University is in Wuhan, Hubei. It is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China, selected as a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University, it was one of the four elite universities in the republican period and one of the oldest universities in China. In 1948, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom wrote to the Ministry of Education in China, confirming that undergraduate students at Wuhan University with degrees in liberal art and science, who had an average grade above 80 would be awarded "the senior status of Oxford". Wuhan university is located at Luojia Hill, with palatial buildings blending Chinese and Western styles, it is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful campuses in China. Wuhan University has been perennially ranked among the top-tier universities in China. Nationally, it was ranked third in 2017 due to its academic excellence; the university has many well-known research fields such as social and human science, remote sensing, surveying engineering, hydraulic engineering which have been in the leading positions for decades.
It is administered by the Ministry of Education of China and was selected by both Project 985 and Project 211 as a major receiver of state funding. So far, it is the only university in China to have been reported by the journal SCIENCE due to its 125 years of academic excellence; the university dates back to the Ziqiang Institute, founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan provinces in the late Qing Dynasty. It changed its name several times before it was named National Wuhan University in July 1928 and was among the first group of national universities in modern China. In the early time of its establishment, Ziqiang Institute provided four courses: Chinese, Mathematics and Business. After combining the Institute of Minerals and the Institute of Chemical, courses provided were enlarged, with Nature Science and Engineering added. Chinese was extended to English, German and Japanese. In October 1902, Ziqiang Institute moved to Dongchang kou and changed its name to Foreign Languages Institute, teaching Geography, Mathematics and Communication.
With the approaching Xinhai Revolution of 1911, the Foreign Languages Institute was forced to pause due to lack of funding. In October, the Wuchang Uprising and the end of the Qing dynasty made it impossible for the school to go back to normal; the Foreign Languages Institute stopped running. In 1913, the Ministry of Education of Beiyang Government decided to found six higher normal colleges in China. Based on the original location, book resource, faculties of Foreign Language Institute, the Wuchang State Superior Normal Institute was founded. In 1922, faculties were extended to Education Philosophy, English, Mathematics and Chemical, History and Sociology and Geography. In August 1923, the school changed its name to the National Wuchang Normal University. In 1924, it changed its name to National Wuchang University. In 1926, National Wuchang University merged with the Wuchang State Business University, Hubei University of Medicine, Hubei University of Law, Hubei Arts and Humanity University, Wuchang Private Chinese University to form Wuchang Sun Yat-Sen State University, alias No. 2 Sun Yat-Sen State University, with Department of University, subjects of Arts, Law, Medicine and Yu, 17 faculties, 2 departments.
In 1928, the National Government in Nanjing formed National Wuhan University on the basis of the original National Wuchang Sun Yat-Sen University, consisting of four colleges: Arts, Law and Engineering. In February 1929, the jurist Wang Shijie became the first president of Wuhan University. During the War of Resistance Against Japan, Wuhan University moved to Leshan, Sichuan Province and returned to Luojia Hill after the war. By the end of 1946, the university had six faculties: liberal arts, sciences, engineering and medicine. Wuhan University enjoyed a high academic status, with Wang Shijie, Wang Xinggong, Zhou Gengsheng as its successive presidents. Scholars such as Gu Hongming, Zhu Kezhen, Wu Baoliang, Zha Qian, Gui Zhiting, Ye Yage, Li Siguang, Wen Yiduo, Huang Kan, Yu Dafu, Shen Congwen, Zhu Guangqian, Liu Ze, Liu Yongji, Ye Shengtao, Yang Duanliu, Li Jiannong taught here successively. According to the university, in 1948, the University of Oxford wrote an official letter to the Ministry of Education of the Chinese National Government, stating that Bachelors of liberal arts and sciences that graduated from Wuhan University with average grades above 80 could enjoy "the senior status of Oxford".
In 1952, after a general reshuffle of the colleges and departments of the higher education institutions throughout the country, Wuhan University became a university of liberal arts and sciences directly under the administration of the Ministry of Higher Education. Professor Li Da, delegate to the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party and a celebrated philosopher and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, held the post of president of the university for 14 years; the Wuhan University School of Medicine and Tongji University Medical School jointly formed Central-south Tongji Medical College (later Wuha
Wuhan Qingchuan University
Wuhan Qingchuan University is a private college created by a joint venture between several private companies and Wuhan University in 2006. The school is in Hongshan District, Wuhan and shares its campus with Wuhan Vocational School of Industry, it has a new campus in Jiangxia District under construction. The school offers education in electrical engineering, information technology and foreign languages; the school was renamed to its current name from "Luojia College" in 2016. Official Website
Wuhan University School of Medicine
Wuhan University School of Medicine is located in Wuhan, China, is administered by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Known as Hubei Medical University, the medical school was founded in 1943 and merged with Wuhan University in 2000. In 1906, Zhang Zhidong founded in Wuchang the Hubei Army's Military Medical Academy; the school was reopened in 1913 as the Hubei Medical School. In 1926, the school was incorporated into the National Wuchang Zhongshan University, the forerunner of Wuhan University. In 1928, National Wuhan University discontinued medical education for lack of funding. A new medical school was set up as the Hubei Provincial Medical School. In 1938, the school moved to Enshi due to Anti-Japanese War. In 1945, the school moved back to Wuhan and changed its name to the Wuchang Provincial Medical School. In 1957, the school moved to its current site in Wuhan. In 1993, the school was renamed as Hubei Medical University. In 2000, the school merged with Wuhan University.
Wuhan University School of Medicine has a full-time faculty of nearly 1,200 people. The school's national ranking rose from 19 to 11 after the merger; the Faculty/School of Medicine was constituted by eight colleges, three institutes, three affiliated hospitals. Colleges: Wuhan University School of Basic Medical School, First Clinical College, Second Clinical College, School of Stomatology, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, HOPE School of Nursing, Vocational and Technical Medical College. Research Institutes: Institute of Medical Virology, Medical Structural Biology Research Center, Animal Center. Affiliated Hospitals: People's Hospital, Zhongnan Hospital, Stomatological Hospital. In addition, the Faculty of Medicine is involved in the formation of the State Key Laboratory of Virology, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedical Engineering. Xia Liangcai, graduated from Sichuan Huaxi University teeth Institute and the United States University of Michigan, a member of the American College of Surgeons, the famous oral medicine educator, Chinese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, one of the founders.
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Wuhan University School of Economics and Management
Wuhan University School of Economics and Management is a school for the study of economics and management in Wuhan University. Established in 1893, the school is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences; the school was known as the School of Business. The school's MBA and EMBA programs are accredited by AMBA; the School was accredited by EQUIS in 2016. The school has two concentrations: management, it has eight national key majors, four tier one doctoral programs out of 22 such programs, 13 professional master programs and 26 academic master programs, 18 undergraduate majors, 4 post doctoral programs. School of Economics and Management
Wuhan University School of Journalism and Communication
Wuhan University School of Journalism and Communication is a school for the study of journalism and communication in Wuhan University. Established in 1983, the school is part of the Faculty of Humanities; the school has four concentrations: news and television, internet communication. School of Journalism and Communication