Through transformative research and scholarship, Emory University advances knowledge and provides critical intellectual resources to address our most pressing global challenges. Emory equips a diverse and engaged community of learners to serve and lead in an increasingly interconnected world.
Atlanta, Emory's home, is the American Southeast's largest city, brimming with energy and diversity. It's composed of more than 100 neighborhoods, each with their own distinct personality, and attracts residents from all over the world. In addition, tens of thousands of refugees have settled in Atlanta in recent decades. Metro Atlanta is one of the top 10 destinations for new refugees in the U.S., making it an increasingly diverse and cosmopolitan community.
Emory's international student body has more than doubled over the last decade. In the last five years, our international student body has grown by 44%. International students now make up 17% of the Emory College student body. The leading countries of origin for both our students and scholars are China, South Korea, and India.
A sampling of Emory's global initiatives
|Center for AIDS Research||CFAR connects HIV/AIDS researchers within and across scientific fields, and provides critical resources like funding, consultations, research support services, training, and access to shared equipment and space.|
|Center for Global Safe Water||The Center for Global Safe Water enables organizations and communities to provide safe, effective, and sustainable drinking water and effective and sustainable sanitation and hygiene improvements.|
|China Tobacco Control Partnership||The Emory Global Health Institute's China Tobacco Control Partnership develops and implements effective, accountable, and sustainable tobacco prevention and control initiatives designed to change social norms around tobacco use in China.|
|Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning||The Halle Institute brings distinguished policymakers and intellectuals from around the world to engage in meaningful conversations with students and faculty. Its research and study trip programs strengthen faculty distinction and prepare engaged scholars.|
|Confucius Institute in Atlanta||The Confucius Institute promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture, and fosters engagement with China through cultural activities, travel, teaching, and research.|
|Emory-Tibet Science Initiative||Founded in 2007 as an outgrowth of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, ETSI provides Tibetan monastic students with a basic background in philosophy of science, physics, biology, and neuroscience. The program also brings Emory faculty and students to Dharamsala, India each year.|
|Emory Vaccine Center||With labs in Atlanta and New Delhi, EVC is an epicenter of academic research and development of vaccines for both chronic and infectious diseases. With over 250 faculty and staff, it's the largest and most comprehensive academic vaccine research center in the world.|
|Farm Worker Family Health Program||For 20 years, nursing students in the Farm Worker Family Health Program have provided health care to migrant farm workers and their families in South Georgia.|
|Emory Global Health Institute||The GHI helps improve health around the world by supporting Emory faculty and students engaged in global health research, scholarship, service, and training.|
|Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility||Named after President Carter's mother, the Lillian Carter Center improves the health of vulnerable people worldwide through nursing education, research, practice, and policy. Each year, the Center brings nursing students to the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Jamaica for a variety of projects related to maternity care, HIV/AIDS, and mental health, among others.|
|Master's in Development Practice||Emory's unique Master's in Development Practice program partners with Atlanta-based CARE, The Carter Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to give students invaluable exposure to how development practitioners operate in the real world.|
|Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership||MaNHEP's community-oriented model for improving maternal and newborn health has dramatically reduced mortality rates in rural Ethiopia, where nearly all births take place at home.|
|Partnership with The Carter Center||In partnership with Emory, The Carter Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.|
|Queensland Emory Development (QED) Alliance||QED is a partnership among Emory, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and the University of Queensland in Australia that accelerates the development of new drugs and vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases.|
|Social Enterprise @ Goizueta||SE@G applies business acumen and market-based solutions to achieve meaningful, enduring social impacts. Working across the spectrum of for-profit, nonprofit and hybrid organizations, faculty and students have conducted fieldwork here in Atlanta and in Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Honduras.|