Dean Wilson
Dean Wilson

Originally attracted to Temple University based on its global reputation, international approach, and commitment to excellence, my personal road to a career as an international lawyer, professor, and university president passed through the Japan campus of Temple University (TUJ). My Temple experience as a student was exceptional and served as a springboard to opportunity. Now, as dean and campus president, it is an honor to ensure that current and future TUJ students have an exceptional global experience.

As an integral part of the Temple University system, TUJ champions opportunity, engagement, and discovery. As a full-service global campus of a renowned 30,000-student university, TUJ draws upon the power and resources of our home campus in providing an exceptional education in English from global experts in their fields. It is amazing that, at an affordable price, you can obtain an undergraduate degree (12 different fields) and graduate degrees (TESOL, law, and management) entirely in Japan from a major state-related research American university based in Philadelphia. More broadly, TUJ also offers “degree-start” options for college students or college preparation through our Academic English program for those desiring to attend college in English. We also offer an extensive Continuing Education program for adult learners and our Corporate Education program for targeted professional development.

With over 40 years of history in Japan, TUJ continues to rise to unparalleled heights in outcomes. Over the past 3 years, our undergraduate student population increased by 75%. As of 2024, TUJ hosted approximately 2,200 and 250 graduate students hailing from 70 different countries. Nearly 40% of our undergraduate students are Japanese, 35% are from the United States, and the remaining 25% combine from around the globe. Our sustained success has generated unprecedented opportunity and excitement. Our value proposition and “truly international” approach have garnered the attention of a growing number of students. Our enhancements, programs, location, and affordability have elevated both results and reputation. TUJ is a preferred destination.

Temple University’s reputation and stature continue to rise on a global scale. For example, Times Higher Education rates Temple among the top 350 universities in its 2023 world rankings. Among universities with full-degree programs in Japan, only four institutions were rated higher. Other entities hold Temple University in similar esteem. Among other things, Temple shines in the areas of internationalization, student engagement, student support, faculty, and more.

TUJ is dedicated to delivering an exceptional global educational experience in Japan that is firmly rooted in the principles and methodologies of American higher education within a multicultural and inclusive environment. TUJ empower students to build bridges across cultures and provides them with the tools to excel in an interconnected world. For those who have yet to discover TUJ or would like to know more, we invite you to explore and learn more. The educational experiences and international opportunities through TUJ are truly amazing.


Matt Wilson, Dean

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