Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) New dean, Matthew (Matt) Wilson
Photography by Joshua Noel, TUJ Class of 2019

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) will hold an online press event on September 29 to introduce its new dean, Matthew (Matt) Wilson, who joined TUJ on September 14. He was the former president of Missouri Western University in the United States. We welcome anyone interested, especially in the media and the education communities to sign up for the session.

Online Press Event - Detailed information

Date and Time Tuesday, September 29 10:00-11:10

Online Press Event – Meet the New Dean, former university president Matthew Wilson

Presentation on “COVID-19 and Colleges – What is the Impact on Higher Education and Students”

with Special Guest Speaker Showa Women’s University Chancellor Mariko Bando


(*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

Established in 1982 in Tokyo, TUJ was designated as the first “Foreign University, Japan Campus” in 2005. TUJ has a diverse student body with approximately 40% Japanese, 40% Americans, and 20% from other countries.

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