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Laying the Foundation for Duke Campus in China
January 27, 2010
In 2008, The Fuqua School of Business embarked on a mission to become the world's first globally distributed business school. The January 22, 2010, groundbreaking of our campus in Kunshan, China, located about 40 miles west of Shanghai, further cements our deeply embedded global presence.
"Together we will build something better than buildings: a place to advance human understanding and the development of human potential."
Richard Brodhead, President, Duke University
Maximum Impact on the Community, Minimum Impact on the Environment
Fuqua has committed to building the Kunshan campus with minimal environmental impact, and is working toward attaining the Gold designation in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. As such, the campus will:
- Be pedestrian focused
- Use native and indigenous plants
- Include undisturbed/natural areas
- Link to public transportation
- Capture rainfall for re-use
- Maximize use
"With an ambition typical of Fuqua, we are bringing the East to the West and the West to the East. We have much to learn and much to teach —all with the common goal of developing some of the most knowledgeable and globally conscious leaders of our time."
Blair Sheppard, Dean, The Fuqua School of Business