Georgia Tech Partnership

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The public-private partnership between Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, the state's only two member schools of the prestigious Association of American Universities, models a new efficiency emerging in higher education, as schools focus on core strengths and collaborate with complementary institutions to maximize resources and expertise.


Financial Contributions

economic impact
  • Emory University: More than $5.1 billion annually (2011 study)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: More than $3 billion annually (2011 study)
  • Emory University: More than 28,000 (2014)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: More than 20,000 (FY 2012)
Research and Tech transfer


Degree Programs


The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department created by Emory's School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, consistently ranks No. 2 in the nation (U.S. News & World Report). Programs include:


A dual-degree program allows students to earn both a BA or BS degree from Emory College of Arts and Sciences and a BS degree in engineering from Georgia Tech.

Shared Resources

Undergraduate ROTC

Emory undergraduate students may participate in ROTC programs hosted by Georgia Tech.



Collaborative Research

Emory and Georgia Tech are members of the Georgia Research Alliance, a government-industry-academic partnership. The two schools have recruited more than 32 GRA Eminent Scholars and leveraged GRA support to attract joint federal funding in infectious diseases, vaccines, nanotechnology, cancer, cardiology and pediatrics.

Collaborative projects include:

  • Centers of nanotechnology, predictive health, regenerative medicine, immunoengineering, malaria research and clean air
  • Programs in cardiovascular medicine, high-speed computing, pediatrics, robotics and vaccines

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