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Students from anywhere in the world can apply to Temple through its Japan campus, be accepted through it, and “spend their entire educational experience here, graduate from here, and receive the same degree that they would receive in Philadelphia.”
The initial campus in Malaysia—Melaca Manipal Medical College—“happened by chance, not by design,” Deosthale says. He explains that Malaysian students interested in medicine typically studied previously at Manipal in India. But “a long time back,” he says, the Indian government capped the number of foreign students who could study there. So “with the help of the Malaysian government,” Manipal opened the medical campus in Malaysia. now, one in every five doctors in Asia is a Manipal graduate, Doesthale reports. “On the strength of that,” he says, the Malaysian government also invited Manipal to establish MIU as a multidisciplinary university that is expected to attract up to half its students from outside Malaysia, including north Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and India. Dubai, India, and Malaysia are “emerging economies with tremendous possibilities,” says Deosthale, and “we are hoping that down the road, we will develop a system to allow students to move from one campus to another.” Meanwhile, he says, Manipal continues to explore branch campus possibilities in other countries as well, always working with the governments of the countries it is considering “in terms of what their needs are, what the financial obligations might be, who the students will be.” In establishing a branch campus, he concludes, “you have to be sensitive to what you will be doing and how you will be doing it.”

A successful Longtime Branch Campus in Japan
While a number of universities are early in their international branch campus experiences or just getting started with branch campuses abroad, Temple University Japan (TUJ) has been operating for 29 years and is the oldest and largest foreign university in the country. Beginning with a private partner in Tokyo, it became an independent entity in 1996 to ensure that Temple would have “direct control” over its programs, policies, and procedures, says TUJ Dean Bruce Stronach. It exists now as a limited ownership corporation in Japan and has decided not to become a Japanese university because that would mean, among other things, that Temple would no longer have that direct control and the TUJ degree would no longer be a Temple degree, Stronach explains. Although TUJ wants to remain a U.S. institution in Japan and does not want to be under the control of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Stronach says there was an important step in 2005, when it became the first institution to be designated by MEXT as a “Foreign University, Japan Campus.” While not giving TUJ nonprofit or university status, the designation allowed it to sponsor visas for non-Japanese students who could apply directly for admission to TUJ. “To me, this is one of the most important elements of TUJ and one that sets it apart from almost all other overseas campuses of American universities,” says Stronach. Students from anywhere in the world can apply to Temple through its Japan campus, be accepted through it, and “spend their entire educational experience here, graduate from here, and receive the same degree that they would receive in Philadelphia.” That could happen only with the “blessing” of Temple’s regional accreditation association—the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools— which visited TUJ last year, Stronach says. To gain that blessing, “which we have,” he says, TUJ had to ensure that its academic policies and procedures, as well as program curricula, are those of the main campus, or if not exactly the same, are similar to them “when there is a need to institute ‘local rules,’ given differences in the host country.” Only 10 to 15 percent of TUJ’s students come from the main campus to study abroad and a “much smaller” percentage of students who enter Temple

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From the Editors
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Cultivating Branch Campuses
India Opens Its Doors— Cautiously
A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
Foreign Student Affairs
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Health and Insurance Supplement
Supplement: Danger Ahead!
Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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