Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
Address: Callaway Manufacturing Research Center Building, 813 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Website: www.gatech.edu | www.energy.gatech.edu/venue/georgia-tech-manufacturing-institute
The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly
referred to as Georgia Tech or, in the state of Georgia, as Tech, is a public
research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part
of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah,
Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore.
The school was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university.
Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences and design. Georgia Tech is ranked tied for 5th among all public national universities in the United States, tied for 4th in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools ranking, tied for 29th among all collegiate institutions in the "National Universities" category by U.S. News & World Report as of the 2020 rankings, and 34th among global universities in the world by Times Higher Education as of the 2019 rankings.