While filling a PhD application for a European university, I came across a field that needed to be filled. The field - to be filled by 'Yes or No' - asked if my master's or bachelor's universities are 'delocalized campuses'. This is the first time I have come across this term. I am not a native English speaker.

What does 'delocalized campus' mean?

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    I guess it means if your studies were performed on a campus away from the central university. For example, my PhD was at Kiruna Campus of Luleå University of Technology. Why they would care is another question. (Note: I'm not sure, hence I post this as a comment, rather than as an answer).
    – gerrit
    Dec 11, 2013 at 14:18
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    Another possibility is that it might mean distance learning, for example the Open University. I did a web search, and it4bi-dc.ulb.ac.be/emundus/images/stories/provided_documents/… defines it to mean "an international campus abroad from your home university" (which is a special case of gerrit's definition). However, I have no idea whether that meaning applies to your case. Dec 11, 2013 at 14:42

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look at the link below. http://www.business-school-pgsm.com/delocalized-programs.html

for delocalized institutions….understand them as partner institutions.

Oxford Dictionary:delocalize verb [with object] detach or remove (something) from a particular place or location, or from local limitations: (as adjective delocalized)

Merriam-Webster: Delocalize: to free from the limitations of locality; specifically : to remove (a charge or charge carrier) from a particular position

Definitions aside:

Some smaller institutions/colleges have partnerships with big colleges/universities to confer degrees. For instance if you attended an institute that offers degrees with a bigger universities' name, then Yes your diplomas were obtained from a delocalized campus.

I attended a university with more than 7 campuses. So if you attended any of the six campuses apart from the main campus or if you took your studies online; then Yes, your bachelors/masters degrees were obtained from a delocalized campus.

  • For a state like PA I can see how this works since State College is clearly the main campus. How does it work for a state like CA? Is UCLA or UC-Berkeley a delocalised campus?
    – StrongBad
    Jan 6, 2014 at 8:17
  • @StrongBad A very old post, but no, I would never describe constituent members of the UC system as "delocalized." Dunno about PA. Apr 8, 2019 at 18:02

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