Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America:
The Georgia Institute of Technology, GT is a public research university situated in Atlanta, Georgia, in United States of America. This institute is a part of the University System of Georgia and has the satellite campuses in Savannah (Georgia), Metz (France), Athlone (Ireland), Shanghai (China) and in Singapore.
This institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as a part of Re-construction plans to build the industrial economy in the post Civil War Southern, United States. At first, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering but by the year 1901, its curriculum expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. The school changed its name to indicate its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and the research university in 1948.
On October 13, 1885, Georgia Governor Henry D. McDaniel signed the bill to create and fund the new school and this institution was founded as the Georgia School of Technology. It assumed its present name in the year 1948 to indicate a growing focus on advanced technological and scientific research. Tech first admitted the female students to regular classes in the year 1952, although women could not enroll in all programs at Tech in 1968. The first women’s dorm, Fulmer Hall, opened in 1969 and the women constituted 30.3% of the undergraduate students and 25.3% of the graduate students enrolled in the year 2009. In 1988, President John Patrick Crecine pushed through a re-sizing of the university. The Institute at that time had three colleges: the College of Engineering, College of Management, and catch all COSALS, the College of Sciences and Liberal Arts. Later on, 3 colleges were recognized; College of Computing, the College of Sciences and the Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy, and International Affairs.
Location and campuses:
This institution campus is located in Midtown, an area north of downtown Atlanta. Although a number of skyscrapers, most apparently the headquarters of AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, and Bank of America are visible from all points on campus. The campus has few buildings and has a great deal of greenery. It is organized into four main parts: West, East, Central campus, and Technology Square. West Campus and East Campus are both occupied mainly by the students living complexes, while Central Campus is reserved primarily for teaching and research buildings.
Technology Square, a campus of this institution is situated across the Downtown Connector and implanted in the city of East Campus. The district was built over rundown neighborhoods and has sparked a stimulation of the entire Midtown area which was opened in August 2003 at a cost of $179 million. It is a pedestrian friendly area comprising Georgia Tech facilities and retail locations connected by the recently renovated Fifth Street Bridge.
This institution began offering local degree programs to the engineering students in Southeast Georgia in the year 1999, and in 2003 established a physical campus in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia Tech Savannah offered undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering in conjunction with Georgia Southern University located in South Georgia College, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and Savannah State University until 2013. The university further merged with the National University of Singapore to set up the Logistics Institute Asia Pacific in Singapore. The campus serves the institute’s hub for the professional and continuing education and is a home to the regional offices of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, the Savannah Advanced Technology Development Center and the Georgia Logistics Innovation Center.
This institute’s undergraduate and graduate programs are divided into six colleges. The collaboration with among the colleges is frequent, as assigned by a number of interdisciplinary degree programs and the research centers. It has sought to strengthen its undergraduate and graduate offerings in the less technical fields, primarily those under Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. That particular College has seen a 20% increase in admissions. And also, even in the Ivan Allen College, the Institute does not offer a Bachelor of Arts degree, only a Bachelor of Science. It includes the following different colleges of faculties:
Services and facilities:
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