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Georgia Tech has been committed to progress and service in our state since 1885. Our community of innovation connects education, research, industry, and government to create opportunity for all Georgians.

Driving Growth

State Impact

The Institute is a major economic driver and a champion of economic opportunity in our state.

Return on Investment

Annual Return

Georgia Tech graduates have the highest earnings of all Georgia colleges at one, five, and 10 years after graduation.

Research Impact

Top 20
R&D Expenditures

in higher education research and development spending.

Three Georgia Tech graduates celebrating commencement in spring 2021.


Tech invests knowledge and resources to enhance learning and foster success — for students and for the citizens of Georgia — improving the quality of life for all in our state. 

Economic Impact

As an engine of Progress and Service for more than 135 years, Georgia Tech builds partnerships, creates jobs, and develops skills for the 21st-century economy.

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Georgia Tech supports talented faculty, students, and researchers across disciplines to help solve the most pressing problems facing Georgia and the world today.

Latest Stories

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Economic Impact Statewide
Georgia Tech’s Economic Impact Grows to Nearly $4.2 Billion in Fiscal Year 2021

The University System of Georgia (USG) released its annual report highlighting the significant economic impact that Georgia’s higher education institutions had across the state between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. The data calculated by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business includes a breakdown of Georgia Tech’s benefit to the state.

The study shows that the USG contributed a total of $19.3 billion to Georgia’s economy during the 2021 fiscal year. Georgia Tech’s economic impact is the highest of any USG institution, with nearly $4.2 billion — a 4.6% increase from FY 2020.

Experts Valerie Thomas and Russell Gentry talk in the Digital Fabrication Lab at Georgia Tech.
Infrastructure Innovation Statewide
Tech Faculty Serve on Statewide Sustainable Building Advisory Committee

Two Georgia Tech faculty are contributing to the newly created Sustainable Building Material Technical Advisory Committee, a group focused on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our state. Russell Gentry, director of the Digital Building Lab in the College of Design, was appointed chair and will lead the effort to track carbon for trees used in construction. Wood building materials will then be part of the state’s carbon registry, which will allow carbon credits to be bought and sold.

The committee also relies on Valerie Thomas, the Anderson-Interface Chair of Natural Systems in the H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, to determine net carbon benefit of sustainable materials versus conventional construction materials.

A Georgia Tech researcher samples nutrients in soil porewaters of the Dean Creek marsh.
Education Coastal Plain (Savannah)
Tech Researchers Study Salt Marsh Grass on Georgia's Coast

Salt marshes cover much of Georgia’s coast and perform key "ecosystem services” for people. They clean the water, protect coastlines against storm surges, and provide a habitat for fish and shellfish. A new study by researchers in the Georgia Tech College of Sciences finds that a species of grass that dominates those marshes has bacteria in its roots and surrounding soil that affects productivity by providing nutrients, highlighting the importance of soil microorganisms in the entire ecosystem. The study was conducted at salt marshes near Sapelo and Skidaway Islands on the Georgia coast in 2018 and 2019.

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Innovation Statewide
Georgia-Based Students Invited to Apply for Smart Community Corps Internship

Applications for the high-impact Smart Community Corps (SCC) internship are now open through Feb. 28 to all undergraduate and graduate students at any Georgia college or university. The program offers opportunities to apply acquired knowledge and skills to real-world challenges in communities throughout our state.

Paired SCC interns will work over the summer on projects that help Georgia cities become better, more connected places to live, work, and thrive. In addition to a full-time summer stipend, Corps participants are provided curriculum programming in sustainability, innovation, career development and mentorship.

Summer 2022 projects span from the Atlanta airport to the cities of Savannah, Valdosta and Woodstock. Read about the interns and projects from last year.

Georgia students can apply on the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation website, which includes descriptions of each new impact project and information about the projects supported by the 2021 cohort of interns.

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Smart Cities Innovation Metro Atlanta
MARTA, Georgia Tech Collaborate For Pilot Rideshare Service

MARTA announced plans for a pilot of on-demand rideshare services, in collaboration with Georgia Tech researchers. Beginning March 1, the 6-month MARTA Reach program will test how shuttles can better connect riders to bus and rail services across the West Atlanta, Belvedere, and Gillem Logistics Center service zones.

The Institute will also join MARTA to host a virtual rider workshop Feb. 8, offering the community additional information about MARTA Reach.

Group photo of Professor Cyrus Aidun, Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr Chair Devesh Ranjan, and Srinivas Garimella, Hightower Chair in Engineering
Manufacturing Economic Impact Statewide
Tech Researchers Receive Funding to Support Sustainability for Georgia Wallboard Manufacturers

Two teams of researchers from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering received $5.3M Department of Energy funding to collaborate with Georgia manufacturers to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of paper, tissue, board, nonwovens and gypsum board production.