DKU U-Corp: Students’ innovation journey on University-Corporation Bridge

Over the course of three years, with the collective efforts of 150 students and 40 projects, the University-Corporation Innovation Lab (i.e., U-Corp) at Duke Kunshan University has gradually grown into a powerful bridge connecting academia and industry, and an important platform for student innovation and practice. The U-Corp closely integrates the core educational principles of DKU with leading industry resources, covering cutting-edge fields such as software development, marketing, public policy, multi-generational space design, ESG (Environment, Society, and Governance), and rural revitalization. It has successfully established close cooperation with many well-known companies and organizations, injecting innovative energy into enterprises and providing students with rich practical experience and academic records.

2023 Fall U-Corp Project Showcase

In the fall of 2023, U-Corp established close collaborations with six corporate partners/NGOs to conduct innovative and creative practice projects over a period of six months to a year. These projects focused on research into digital leadership strategies, rural cultural heritage conservation, the integration of folk songs with new media and biodiversity, corporate legal consulting and management roles, innovative community planning, and the current situation and sustainable development of EVs.

Care for Rural Youth, Support Rural Education: DKU Youngster collaborates with Xuying Elementary School to launch the Dream Starter Plan

In June of this year, with the assistance of Huochai Box, DKU Youngsters and Xuying Elementary School reached a long-term cooperation agreement. They jointly conducted support activities such as collecting Canadian International School Kunshan end-of-term supplies and donating love and received enthusiastic responses from both parties.

2023 Fall U-Corp Call for Application!

DKU University-Corporation Lab (U-Corp Lab) functions as a dynamic intersection of academia and industry, uniting faculty expertise, student enthusiasm, and corporate insights. This collaboration is built on the principle that transformative ideas and groundbreaking innovations emerge from the synergy of diverse perspectives. The U-Corp Lab operates as a dynamic and iterative platform engaging various organizations/companies…

DKUers Supporting Rural Education in Xinjiang Acrossing a Thousand Miles

From June 4th to 7th, 2023, a group of 9 teacher and students from Duke Kunshan University embarked on a meaningful educational support and teaching mission in Atush, Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang. Led by Professor Liqi Ren, the Associate Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Duke Kunshan University, the volunteer teaching team consisted of 8 students from three project teams: “Youngsters,” “Houtu…

2023 Spring U-Corp Lab Final Projects Poster Show Poster

2023 Spring U-Corp Lab Final Projects Poster Show!

The results of this project report are both the participants’ ultimate challenge and an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their fruitful achievements. Over the past five weeks, with the support of DKU InE and partner enterprises/organizations, participants have been able to roam freely in their desired fields, providing new directions for partner enterprises/organizations’ upward development and launching many creative new activities on the beautiful DKU campus.

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U-Corp @ The Forum: Lighting the Way of Future Economy

The World Economic Forum (The Forum) is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders from various industries to set global, regional, and industry agendas.
In 2022 fall, through the U-Corp Lab, Duke Kunshan University cooperated with the World Economics Forum to carry out two research projects on Quantum Computation and Chief Digital Officers on campus, providing future development directions for relevant industries/businesses.

2023 U-Corp Poster

2023 Spring U-Corp Lab Call for Application!

University-Corporation Innovation Lab (U-Corp Lab) is a co-innovation platform established to provide long-term strategic partnerships between innovative organizations/companies and Duke Kunshan University. U-Corp Lab helps innovative organizations/companies develop relationships with the vibrant DKU research and entrepreneurial community and access emerging talent through co-innovation projects.  At the same time, DKU students will be involved in co-innovation projects with companies, mastering industry-proven innovation research methodologies through productive practice.