Examples of Georgia Tech's Global Presence
The global economy is making national and other types of boundaries less relevant every day. Georgia Tech has taken full advantage of this trend by extending its "campus" far beyond the borders of the main Atlanta location to encompass learning and research platforms as close as southeast Georgia and as far as Europe and Asia.
- Georgia Tech–Europe
The highly innovative Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL) campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs all year around at Tech's European center located in Metz, France, just eighty minutes by train from Paris.
At GTL, founded in 1991, students from around the world have the opportunity to take courses taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty assigned to this French campus. GTL is also the site of a unique joint international laboratory (UMI GT-CNRS) between Georgia Tech and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the Lafayette Institute for innovation in optoelectronics.
- Georgia Tech–Asia
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is offering qualified students from China, the U.S. and any other countries the opportunity to pursue their master’s degree program in Shenzhen, China. Located inside the Shenzhen High-Tech Industry Park, Georgia Tech-Shenzhen also gives students access to many multinational companies offering co-op or internship opportunities.
The most prominent feature of the Georgia Tech-Singapore campus is the Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific (TLI-AP), a collaboration with the National University of Singapore that offers research and education programs in global logistics. TLI-AP's role is to deliver leading-edge research and development in logistics engineering, technology, and management and to provide high-quality post-graduate education in logistics at the master's and PhD levels.
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering and Emory University's School of Medicine, offers a PhD in biomedical engineering conferred jointly with Peking University. The unique program is designed for students who want to learn and work in a global economy and in global health settings. Program graduates will be prepared to become world leaders of innovation who can contribute to cultural, political, economic, and health concerns in their home countries and around the world.
- Georgia Tech–Latin America
The Georgia Tech Trade-chain Innovation and Productivity (TIP) Center in San Jose, Costa Rica is a joint effort by Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, College of Management and School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in partnership with Costa Rican Universities and trade related enterprises. The TIP Center's focus is on promoting innovation to improve Costa Rica's logistics performance and on increasing trade between the USA and Costa Rica by analyzing and improving the productivity of trade-chains between the two countries. The TIP Center also provides a focal point for collaboration between Georgia Tech and Costa Rican Universities to provide international educational opportunities for students from both countries.
The Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation and Research Center focusses mainly on logistics and trade. Located in Panama City, the Center has three core thrusts: applied research, education, and competitiveness. The strategic objectives of the Center are to improve the logistics performance of the country and to aid in developing the logistics and trade capabilities that will enable Panama to become the trade hub of the Americas.
The Trade & Logistics Innovation Center of Mexico is a joint effort between Georgia Tech and the Tecnológico De Moneterrey in Mexico. The mission of the Center is to contribute in the transformation of Mexico into a leader in trade and logistics worldwide, by supporting the country’s governmental agencies, institutions and industry to improve competitiveness through innovation in logistics, technology and applied research.