Duke Kunshan University is set to open in a few weeks. The campus near Shanghai will begin with 75 students in three graduate programs.
Just one of Duke Kunshan’s buildings is ready, so the students will be housed in a local hotel. But when it’s finished, the city of Kunshan will have spent about $200 million constructing the campus.
Duke University will rent the campus for free, but will split $80 million in operational costs over the next six years with the city.