Georgia Tech Lorraine
Georgia Tech Lorraine (GTL) – the European campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology – is a non-profit corporation operating under French law. Opened in October 1990, activities at GTL are divided into five main areas:
- Graduate degrees from Georgia Tech are offered in electrical and computer engineering, computer science and in mechanical engineering. Double degree programs, leading to the master of science from Georgia Tech and a Master Professionale degree from one of seven French engineering institutions, are also available.
- Sponsored research programs are directed toward specific opportunities in Europe, including GTL-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique International Research Center (UMI), a joint research laboratory focused on secure and high-speed telecommunications and innovative materials in electrical and mechanical engineering.
- Undergraduate educational options include the semester/year abroad program and international plan and an undergraduate summer program for students majoring in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, management, and international affairs.
- Continuing education courses are targeted at practicing engineers and managers.
- Local economic development is aimed at facilitating U.S. and French high-tech companies involvement into France and U.S. markets.
GTL is housed in a 50,000-square-foot building located at the Metz Technopôle. The facility contains regular and video classrooms, instructional laboratories, computer rooms, GTL-CNRS Research Unit, a library, and a student lounge. It is in close proximity to other universities, as well as industrial and research facilities.
Two ECE faculty members are based at GTL, with faculty from other campuses staying varying periods of time to teach and conduct research. For more information, contact Yves Berthelot, Georgia Tech Lorraine's president; Véronique Brédas at 404.894.0076; or visit the Georgia Tech Lorraine web site.
Last revised on December 5, 2012.