Temple University Japan Campus
Temple University Japan Campus will open a new campus in Kyoto from January 2025 Temple University Japan Campus will open a new campus in Kyoto City in January 2025. To promote this expansion in the Kansai region, TUJ has enlisted the cooperation of Seibo Jogakuin Educational Corporation. ……
Temple University Japan Campus (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo/President: Matthew Wilson, hereafter TUJ) will open a new campus in Kyoto City in January 2025. In order to promote this expansion in the Kansai area, TUJ has obtained the cooperation of Seibō Jogakuin Educational Corporation (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture/Chairman: Koichi Akano). Together with Seibo Girls’ Academy, which has a history of more than 100 years and operates multiple schools from nursery schools and kindergartens to high schools in Kyoto and Osaka, TUJ promotes international education, bridges cultures, and thrives in an interconnected world. We will continue to provide human resource development education.
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TUJ Kyoto will focus on liberal arts education and will open on the Fujimori campus of Seibou Jogakuin, a 12-minute walk from Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Since its opening in 1982, TUJ has provided students from all over the world with a world-class education in English on its campus in central Tokyo. With the opening of this new campus, students will have more opportunities to receive global education in Kyoto in addition to Tokyo. New students at TUJ will be able to start their university life at the Kyoto campus, as well as current students from the Tokyo campus who come from approximately 70 countries, and those who come to Japan from four-year universities in the United States, including Temple University’s main campus. Short-term international students who spend a semester in Japan can also study at the Kyoto campus.
We believe that the opening of this satellite campus will increase Temple University’s presence in the international education world. The synergistic effect between TUJ and Seibou Girls’ School will greatly improve TUJ’s visibility in major cities in the Kansai region, such as Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, and will also provide an opportunity to increase the number of students educated at TUJ in the Kansai region. Since Temple University also has an overseas campus in Rome, Temple University students will have more campus options in Kyoto, in addition to the previous campuses in Philadelphia (our main campus), Rome, and Tokyo.
■Comment from TUJ President Matthew Wilson
“More than 40 years after the founding of our Tokyo campus, TUJ has decided to take the next leap forward and expand to Kyoto. Over the past three years, TUJ’s undergraduate student population has increased. We are pleased to be able to expand our university’s presence in western Japan in response to this growing demand.Kyoto is a capital of culture, history and art, and by establishing a base in this dynamic and historic city, we are pleased to be able to expand our presence in western Japan. , students will be able to learn new ideas and historical traditions at the same time both inside and outside the classroom.We believe that an environment where students have the opportunity to study in Tokyo, Kyoto, and overseas
(Philadelphia and Rome) is extremely valuable. ”
■Comment from Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Ambassador to Japan: “The best service we can provide is to provide opportunities. This is what Temple University Japan Campus has been doing in Japan for decades. In other words, we are among the world’s best. Congratulations to Temple University as it opens a new campus in Kyoto, providing an opportunity for up-and-coming leaders in Kansai and Western Japan to receive an American-style education. Opportunities will present themselves. Our two countries are at their most powerful when the best and brightest in Japan and the United States work together.”
The new campus is in line with TUJ’s strategy to provide Temple University education throughout Japan and even more broadly. In addition to providing new learning opportunities for students, it is also expected to strengthen ties with Kyoto and the Kansai region. For example, we are considering not only offering classes at Temple University’s Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, which is highly rated around the world, but also promoting research. We also plan to provide English education programs to local
elementary, junior high, and high schools by strengthening our cooperative relationship with Seibou Girls’ School. TUJ’s Academic English Program (AEP) is highly regarded for providing effective English education for elementary through high school students, and last summer alone, more than 1,000 students participated in the English program. I did. In Kyoto, we hope to be able to support the promotion of international education and English education for children and students at Seibou Girls’ School and nearby areas. ■About Temple University and TUJ
TUJ is the largest and longest-running overseas university in Japan. It is the first foreign university in Japan to be designated under the Foreign University Japan Designation System established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2005. Founded in 1884, Temple University, headquartered in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a state-run university that ranks high in the world university rankings, and ranks among the highest in the Carnegie Classification, which uses the research results of American higher education institutions as an evaluation index. We have received an R1 (highest level of research activity) rating.
While inheriting the spirit, values, and rigor of its American school, TUJ has promoted innovative and borderless education in Japan. Currently, TUJ students represent approximately 70 nationalities and work hard to earn undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in a multicultural and inclusive environment. These degrees earned at TUJ are equivalent to those offered at Temple University’s main campus in the United States and are awarded directly from the school.
Since its opening, TUJ has evolved its role to foster intercultural connections and contribute to the globalization of higher education. We will strengthen cooperation with other educational institutions, such as Meiji University, Musashi University, Showa Women’s
University, and India’s Thapar Institute of Technology, and will conclude collaboration agreements with Yamanashi Prefecture and Setagaya Ward, Tokyo in December 2022. . TUJ’s efforts in
international education, intercultural understanding, and diversity education have been praised by local governments.
Temple University Japan Campus