Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

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Laying the Foundation for Duke Campus in China

200-acre campus in Kunshan expected to be complete in 2011

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.

Richard Broadhead

"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


Blair Sheppard

"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


Press release in English and in Chinese.

English Language Media
The Herald-Sun
Shanghai Daily  
China Economic Review

Chinese Language Media
China News
China News Service
Shanghai Business Daily
International Finance News
Xinhua News Agency