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Temple University is a public four-year research university and a national leader in education, research and health care. Founded by Dr. Russell H. Conwell in 1884, Temple’s official motto—Perseverantia Vincit, “Perseverance Conquers”—reflects its students’ drive to succeed and commitment to excellence. Temple is a vital institution in the Philadelphia region and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, contributing more than $3 billion toward Pennsylvania’s economy each year. The university also has a strong global reach, with long-standing and vibrant campuses in Tokyo and Rome, programs in London, Beijing and other locations worldwide, and nearly 300,000 alumni living around the world.

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The Temple Community

Temple's ties to its community are strong and deep, dating back to its founding in 1884 as an institution that served working people in the local community. Today, the university has not strayed from its original mission and remains a beacon of public service, social activism and community engagement.