The largest university in Philadelphia and second–largest in the state of Pennsylvania, Temple University offers 600 academic programs and is home to more than 37,000 students, many of them from around the world.
Around 4.4% of Temple University’s students are based in Japan, where it has two campuses (in Tokyo and Osaka). Temple University was the first American university to establish a campus in Japan, in 1982.
Aware that collaboration between businesses and educational institutions has grown stronger over the years, Temple University is developing more partnerships with the private sector across the country and the rest of the world.
“In order for our students to get the most from their Temple experience, they must be able to connect with our alumni, including those who are CEOs of organizations. We must create an ecosystem wherein all parties related to our university are connected,” said Temple University President Jason Wingard.
“We have to deepen those relationships because that’s going to contribute to better instruction, better theory, better practice, better placement on the career side, and better ambassadorship. Colleges and universities can no longer only exist in a single place, deliver what they think is best, and expect that people will just take it in and be prepared for life,” Wingard added.