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.
By extending the virtual borders of the Georgia Tech campus, Georgia Tech–Savannah affords students in southeast Georgia the opportunity to earn a Georgia Tech degree outside of Atlanta—using local faculty, facilities, and distance learning connections to bring Georgia Tech directly to the region.
The highly innovative Georgia Tech-Lorraine campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs all year around at Tech's European center located in Metz, France, just 80 minutes by train from Paris. At Georgia Tech-Lorraine, which has been in existence since 1991, students from around the world have the opportunity to take courses taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty assigned to this French campus. The campus 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).
Georgia Tech-Ireland is the European division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Located in the city of Athlone, Georgia Tech-Ireland focuses on industry research and development needs. Working closely with colleagues at Irish universities and various corporate partners, Georgia Tech-Ireland is helping companies convert their promising new ideas into workable technologies through industry-focused research and development that bridges the gap between academic discovery and commercial success.
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 Georgia Tech-Shanghai Initiative provides Tech students an exciting opportunity to live and study in rapidly growing China and gives Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) students exposure to a world-class education. An agreement between SJTU and Georgia Tech allows students of SJTU to receive dual master's degrees from both institutions.
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
Costa Rican trade industry will be able to increase trade across borders and make existing trade more productive, thanks to a new Georgia Tech Trade, Innovation & Productivity (TIP) Center that opened in the capital city of San Jose on August 20, 2009. The new TIP Center in Costa Rica is the latest addition to a network of centers around the world established by Georgia Tech that utilize research, innovation, and education. The Center, a member of the Productivity for Progress Institute, is a joint development of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the College of Management at Georgia Tech in partnership with the Foreign Trade Corporation (PROCOMER) and the Chamber of Industries in Costa Rica.