It would be a good idea for Western Universities to have satelite campuses elsewhere where free speech is respected. There are a lot of advantages to doing this. 1. It would give education access to people who wouldn't have had it before. 2. People from one area can learn in a new area and experience more culture.
Western universities should place satellites in states that respect free speech. Employers and others expect certain degrees to mean certain things; they are more than just an expensive badge. In the case of elite western universities part of what that means is a critical approach to the world and the willingness to challenge ideas, regardless of the authority that holds them.
Western universities should establish satellite campuses in states that respect free speech. If the countries have free speech, the research and academic integrity at these institutions will not be in any danger. Universities should not, however, establish campuses in states that do not have free speech. Censorship is anathema to academic inquiry.
I do not believe that western universities should place satellites in states that respect free speech. The larger the university, the more administration they need and the more money they spend supporting the administration of that university. Expanding these facilities would make management even more difficult. Private colleges should be built in states that respect freedom or they should fund their own universities.
No, I don't think they should do this at all unless they want to burn through state and township budgets and funding within a matter of months and have counties declare deficits. These sort of ideas are so bad for the economies of states and local municipalities its absolutely crazy.