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Globally Connected Campus: A Presidential Visit to Temple Rome

Temple University President Jason Wingard and Provost Gregory Mandel traveled to Italy this semester to connect with Temple Rome faculty, staff and students and to explore opportunities that expand learning, research and engagement…

Ukrainian Students at Temple University, Japan Campus: The Evacuation from Ukraine ‘A Constant Search for Safety’

In late summer 2022, nine Ukrainian students embarked on a trip to Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) who decided to support these students, with additional funding through international and non-governmental organizations. TUJ is providing a one-year scholarship, stipend and dormitory accommodation for nine students…

TUJ Wins Grant Funding from the U.S. Embassy to Support an English Training Program for Japanese Teachers

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) was selected to receive grant funding from the U.S. Embassy for the first time to support the university’s English training programs for as long as two years, starting in 2023…

Temple University Keeps Leading Position in Top 17-19%: Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Temple University maintained its rankings in the 301-350 group (the top 17%-19% group), among 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions around the world in the latest annual survey conducted by the Times Higher Education (THE)…

Klein College Welcomes Inaugural Mexico Chair

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication will host professor and researcher Dr. Rubén Arnoldo González Macías next month as the college’s first Mexico Chair…

Food Bank Groups Support TUJ Students in Need

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) has partnered with two organizations — the Food Loss and Food Waste Reborn Center, and Hands-On Tokyo — on food drives. TUJ has accepted food donations since this summer from these groups to support students who are in need…

TUJ’s Undergraduate Enrollment Tops 1,800 in Fall Semester as More Overseas Students Arrive Amid Relaxed Border Restrictions

For the first time ever, undergraduate student enrollment at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) topped 1,800 students as more new students from Japan and overseas began their studies…

Joint Career Fair with Sophia University and TUJ Draws 165 Students and 15 Companies

TUJ and Sophia University jointly hosted a virtual career fair on September 15 that drew a total of 165 students. The event, which was conducted entirely in English, aimed to connect international and bilingual students with representatives of 15 companies that seek new talent with multicultural backgrounds…

Temple University Welcomed Dean Oren Perez of Bar-Ilan University

On September 20, 2022, Temple welcomed Dean Oren Perez of Bar-Ilan University (BIU), who previously served as dean of BIU’s faculty of law, and is now head of their Multidisciplinary School for Sustainability and the Environment…

Collaborating on an international level

Trip to Middle East provides President Wingard and an academic delegation with the opportunity to further explore new and existing research and academic exchange opportunities with international university partners…

Bold Conversations: A presidential visit to the Middle East

During a recent trip to the Middle East, a Temple delegation engaged with many to discuss strengthening academic partnerships and exchange opportunities. They made diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a priority in these conversations…

Temple geology professor becomes Fulbright scholar

Associate Professor Ilya Buynevich has been selected for a Fulbright scholar award in which he will teach and conduct geological research in Estonia…

Global X: South Africa offers a transformative cultural immersion experience

The trip to Capetown and Johannesburg encourages students to think holistically about systems of oppression…

Temple alumna joins the most diverse Rome Prize cohort yet

The American Academy in Rome has awarded alumna Monica Rhodes the Adele Chatfield-Taylor Rome Prize in historic preservation and conservation for 2022–2023…

Recipients of Inaugural Mochida-Stronach Scholarship Start Studies at TUJ. Selection Process for 2023 Candidates Begins

Two recipients of the Mochida-Stronach scholarship started their studies at the Japan campus of Temple University in May in the current summer semester…

TUJ Participates in Joint News Conference on a Scholarship Program for Ukrainian Students

The Japan campus of Temple University took part in an online media conference on June 7, 2022, as TUJ, jointly with 15 other universities, is participating in a scholarship program organized by the Tokyo-based Pathways Japan for admitting Ukrainian students affected by Russia’s invasion of the country…

TUJ, SWU and BST to Hold a Joint Symposium on June 25 to Find Shared Solutions to the Environmental Crisis

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), Showa Women’s University (SWU), and The British School in Tokyo (BST) will hold a joint symposium for the second straight year on June 25…

Three Corporate Executives Appointed to Temple University, Japan Campus’ Board of Overseers

Three seasoned senior corporate executives have been appointed by the Temple University Board of Trustees in Philadelphia to serve as members of the Board of Overseers* of the Japan campus of Temple University (TUJ)…

New General Education course to focus on AAPI identity and experiences

When the College of Liberal Arts called for new GenEd course proposals, Sean Yom and Lee-Ann Chae thought it was the perfect opportunity to introduce a new class of its kind at Temple—one focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities…

Temple Hosts Event for Italian Law Firm Partners in Rome

On Friday, May 27th, Temple hosted a networking event for law firm partners in Rome….

Temple University, Japan Campus to Provide Academic Assistance and Financial Support to Ukrainian Students

The Japan campus of Temple University (TUJ) starts a new scholarship program for Ukrainian undergraduate students who have fled the country after the invasion by Russia….

TUJ 2022 Commencement — About 200 Students Attend the Ceremony as TUJ Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Temple University, Japan Campus conducted its commencement ceremony on May 20, 2022, as the university celebrates its 40th anniversary this year…

First Rome Entry Year Program students to graduate from Temple

Among the first Temple Rome graduates are environmental studies major Laura Komara and political science major Madeline Urbine…

Students Attend Exclusive Lectures by Diplomats of Ukraine and Lithuania as Geopolitical Tensions Intensified

Undergraduate students studying political science got rare opportunities to attend lectures by the diplomats of Ukraine and Lithuania…

Michael Hammond (TUR ’21), Completes Capstone Inspired by Experience at Temple Rome

Fall 2021 study abroad student, Michael Hammond, completed his capstone project at Penn State inspired by his experience during his semester at Temple Rome…

Serving the American media from the Far East

Despite being a relatively small campus, Temple University Japan faculty members regularly lend their voices as expert sources throughout mainstream media outlets…

Sports Industry Standout: Allen Qi

Working for the NBA had been an aspiration for Jiongwei, also known as Allen, since he was a teenager. Now, the longtime basketball aficionado is living his dream…

Global Ambassador: Alexander Voisine

Alexander used his time at Temple and a Fulbright scholarship to study the immigrant experience, particularly among Latin American and LGBTQ+ refugees in Mexico. What he found was a shared humanity…

Global Ambassador: Sarvesh Shah

Sarvesh spent his youth riding the rails daily in his native Mumbai. Today, he helps to make riding public transportation in Philadelphia safer and more convenient, efficient and environmentally sustainable…

Global Ambassador: Karla Rosario

Karla earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice while holding a full-time job as a paralegal. Now, as she prepares for law school, she assists asylum-seekers at the Mexican-American border…

Temple University, Japan Campus’ Master in Management Program Collaborates with Showa Women’s University–Fast Track 3+1 Program

Japan campus of Temple University expands its ties with nearby Showa Women’s University (SWU) as both agree to cooperate in the enrollment of qualified SWU students into the Master in Management (MiM) program offered at TUJ…

Temple University, Japan Campus and Meiji University Agree to Strengthen Their Student Exchange Program

Temple University, Japan Campus and Meiji University have agreed to enhance their student exchange program starting from August 2022 to enable more students to flow between their respective campuses…

Patrick D. Murphy Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University Rome

On a mission to expand opportunities I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick D. Murphy as the next Associate Dean of Temple University Rome Campus, effective July 1, 2022…

“Fly to Philly Program” Enhances Accessibility and Affordability to an American University Experience

On a mission to expand opportunities for students seeking to experience international education both in Japan and the United States, TUJ has newly introduced a program that will enable more students to travel and advance their global understanding…

How studying abroad prepared this study abroad alumna for a career at the U.S. Department of State

Alicia Arendt (FOX ’08) would have never imagined that her study abroad experiences at Temple would prepare her for almost 14 years in the U.S Department of State…

Collaborations Connect Kinesiology Students with Researchers in Nigeria and South Africa

At a time when student opportunities to study abroad are curtailed by pandemic travel restrictions, the Dept. of Kinesiology has formed partnerships with institutions in Africa to collaborate virtually on public health research projects…

Temple alumni create film to call awareness to refugee crisis

Brandon Gulis and Beau Rosario instantly knew there was something special about Shamira Muhammad when they first met her at a refugee camp in Uganda…

International Owls make Valentine’s Day a global celebration

Temple students from Rome and Japan share stories about what makes Valentine’s Day special in their home countries…

CLA alumnus and activist named a 2022 Marshall Scholar

Osimiri Sprowal will be using their scholarship to study at the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick…

International students share how they ring in Lunar New Year

Temple students from China, Indonesia and South Korea share how they celebrate the Lunar New Year at home and in the U.S., as well as what the holiday means to them…

Compliance for International Research and Collaboration (Export Control)

Export Control is a University wide responsibility that applies to all Temple personnel, including faculty, staff, students, or any other person working for or at Temple University…

Two Owls find a way to assist the Afghan people at the Philadelphia airport

Translation becomes an act of care for two Temple University community members who are connected to the Afghan community in different ways…

5 minutes with … Yesh Khanna, director of accessibility for Temple Student Government

New Director of Accessibility Yesh Khanna talks about his position with TSG and his experience at Temple…

Temple University, Japan Campus Revamps Website to Enhance Brand Integrity and Digital Experience

TUJ is proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website on November 11, 2021. The new website aims to improve accessibility, leveraging digital marketing and aligning the platform with the website of main campus in Philadelphia…

Office of International Student Affairs celebrates international students

You Are Welcome Here Week bridges the gap between international and domestic students through events and discussions…

Study Abroad Open for Business

Traveling Abroad was put on hold since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this year Temple’s Study Abroad Program lets the student body know that they’re open for business…

Temple University, Japan Campus Announces the Appointment of Paul Kuo as Chairperson of the Board of Overseers

Paul Kuo has been appointed by the Temple University Board of Trustees in Philadelphia to serve as the chairperson of the Board of Overseers* of Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)…

First Students in TUJ’s Innovative Emerging Leaders Program Take Charge

Elyka Nemoto had a busy first week as a new student at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ). The sophomore transfer student and international business major got a guided tour of TUJ’s campus in Tokyo and the Setagaya-ku neighborhood…

Studying abroad: What Owls are saying

Hear firsthand from the Temple students who have studied abroad about the life-changing experience…

TUJ and SWU Students Set To Deepen Cross-cultural Understanding Through the World of Haiku

Temple University, Japan Campus and Showa Women’s University will jointly offer a lecture on haiku on October 23, allowing students of both schools to deepen their cross-cultural and Japanese language understanding…

A Love Letter to Philadelphia

I will never forget the first time I set my eyes on Philly’s skyline…

Building the Rule of Law in Albania

When I entered law school in my native Albania, at the tender age of 18, I had strong idealistic beliefs…

Temple University’s Global Ranking on Par with Top Japanese Universities –World University Rankings 2022, by Times Higher Education–

Temple University in Pennsylvania, the U.S. established its Japan campus in 1982 in Tokyo. On September 2nd, 2021, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced its World University Rankings for 2022…

Temple Beijing LLM Program Welcomes its 22nd Class

The 15-month program remains the first and only full U.S. Master of Laws degree program offered in China with approval of the Ministry of Education…

Meet Temple’s 2021 Critical Language Scholarship Winners

Temple University CLA students have a long and storied tradition of winning prestigious scholarships, and 2021 has been no different…

Temple Japan announces ‘landmark’ $4.5 million gift

On Sept. 9, TUJ announced a $4.5 million gift from Masanori Mochida —the largest TUJ has ever received…

A new affinity group at Temple strengthens the Asian and Pacific Islander community

Staff and faculty unite to connect with each other and build the Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s presence on campus…

International students find community at Temple

A perspective on American social justice from East and South Asian students who are studying and have found a sense of belonging at Temple in the US…

BST-SWU-TUJ Symposium: International Mindedness – “Super Global Campus” Activities beyond Ages and Nationalities

Students of Universities and High Schools from U.S., UK, and Japan Discuss “The Future of Japan and the World”…

Naomi Sanyika Moore Receives Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award

TUJ student Naomi Sanyika Moore has received the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award for her research Development of the Student Sexual Health and Well-being Questionnaire…

Owltopia: An online ‘meeting spot’ for all things international at Temple

Say hello to a new globally minded online magazine that emphasizes the stories of Temple University’s international reach…

Temple takes on U.N. art challenge, forges path toward equality

Temple University and Global Philadelphia team up to show their commitment to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals through art…

Fellowship Advising News: 2020-2021 Year in Review

Temple cracked the top 25 of Fulbright US Student Program Top Producers, based on our 16 recipients from the last cycle…

Temple student to study master’s in Spain, France and Sweden

After graduating, Patricia Fernandez will earn her master’s degree in Europe, taking classes in three languages…

High-Skilled Worker Visas and You

Every year, hundreds of thousands of employment-based immigrant visas are provided to workers under U.S. immigration law…

One student empowers others after her disrupted study abroad experience

After her study abroad trip ended early due to COVID, Jennifer Hall has worked hard to give students of color the opportunities that…

From Taiwan to Los Angeles

Hao Yun Chen, who is graduating with his master’s degree in computer science, will move to Los Angeles to work for Amazon…

“TCALC Quiz Masters” Unites English Language Learners Worldwide

On January 30, 2021, Temple’s Center for American Language and Culture (TCALC) crowned its very first ‘Quiz Master’…

International Affairs Creates Anti-Racism Taskforce

In the summer of 2020, the Office of International Affairs (OIA), including inbound staff, the Education Abroad team and…

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New Chapter Started with New Strategies, Global Readiness and Leadership Focus, New IT Programs Added

Striving for student success and institutional excellence, Temple University, Japan Campus…

Temple University Leads Conversation About Sustainability Locally and Globally

According to the City of Philadelphia, an increase in temperatures and precipitation are the biggest impacts that Philly will…

Cultivating Global Leaders for a Post-COVID WorldEmerging Leaders Program Fall 2021

With a focus on cultivating strong talent for the global workplace and enhancing practical skills, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) will…

Overcoming All Odds to Study in Japan: 125 TUJ Overseas Students Entered Japan Under New COVID-19 Protocols | News from TUJ

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) recently welcomed 125 students from overseas to Japan for in-person classes…

30 Under 30 International Alumnus Jeffrey Meris

“Being bold and taking risks” is Jeffrey Meris, TYL ’15, in a nutshell. The visual and performance artist has been pursuing an unconventional…

‘Sustainable Environments’ Course Offers a Sustainable Solution for Virtual Experiential

As part of the university’s response to the global pandemic, conducting experiential learning online has become key to achieving…

Studying Abroad Amidst a Global Pandemic

When I envisioned my perfect college experience, studying abroad was essential. I admired all of the people from my…

Temple Students Adapt Lunar New Year Celebrations during Pandemic

While some students are celebrating at home, others joined the Confucius Institute’s annual celebration virtually on Friday…

Temple Has Its First Gates Cambridge Scholarship Winner | College of Liberal Arts

Alex Voisine, CLA ’18, is no stranger to winning prestigious awards for international study. As a Spanish and Global Studies…

STHM Fulbright Scholar Views Professors and Student Colleagues as Family

There are only three women to both become a Fulbright Scholar and pursue a master’s degree in sport business. Soad Younis is one of them…

Virtual Adaptation: One Student’s Air Force Research Internship Experience

Like many Temple students, Yao Sedzro followed a winding path to college: born in Togo, Sedzro came to the United States in 2007…

Two TUJ Students Are Taking the Lead in Raising Awareness about Racism in Japan

In June, as protests were erupting around the world in response to George Floyd’s murder by police, Temple University Japan student…

Festa Di Roma 2020

Festa di Roma is an annual event and exhibition hosted by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture to highlight the value of…

Matthew Wilson’s TUJ Deanship Is a Homecoming 25 Years in the Making

New leader at Temple’s pioneering Japan Campus has returned to the Tokyo institution where he studied abroad in the ’90s and…

Political Science Professor Wins Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Delighted, excited, ecstatic and “just really happy.” These are the emotions Political Science Associate Professor…

Constructing Change as an Engineering Intern

In a world turned upside down by a global pandemic, the vast majority of people have been living a life augmented by quarantine at home…

Put to the Test: How One Temple Bioengineering Alumnus Joined the Fight Against COVID-19

Originally from Yemen, Waleed Nowayti became a first-generation college graduate in May. Like his classmates, Nowayti also…

With Scholarship Fund, Beloved Temple Rome Staffer Will Always Be There

The retirement of Teri Morelli, a longtime staff member at Temple Rome, prompted the creation of a fund to help students in her honor…