Welcome from G. P. "Bud" Peterson

G P Bud Peterson

In many ways, Georgia Tech-Lorraine is symbolic of the direction we have outlined for our Institute in our new Strategic Plan, Designing the Future. Georgia Tech-Lorraine was Georgia Tech’s first international campus, and we’re proud to say that it is a unique model that has been studied by many other institutions.

In the past 27 years, more than 6,000 students have participated in the Georgia Tech-Lorraine program. When these students graduate, they not only have a degree from a top research university; they also have experience learning, working and living alongside some of the best and the brightest students from throughout the world, and are uniquely prepared for success in an increasingly global environment.

As part of our new Strategic Plan, we are continuing to explore and identify the best opportunities to expand Georgia Tech’s international presence for international engagement and leadership. More than 52 percent of our undergraduate students have an international experience (study, work and/or research abroad) before they graduate, and we are working to ensure that every student has an opportunity to participate.

Our vision is that Georgia Tech will define the technological research university of the 21st century. As a result, we will be leaders in influencing major technological, social and policy decisions that address critical global challenges. We are committed to fostering international alliances to enhance learning experiences, build research collaborations, and promote economic development. We believe that the most pressing challenges in business, industry, and society cross national boundaries, and by working together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

G. P. "Bud" Peterson,
President of the Georgia Institute of Technology