Georgia State opened its doors in 1913 as a branch of the Georgia Institute of Technology offering business courses to a few students. Nearly 100 years later, Georgia State University is a major urban research institution of the University System of Georgia (USG), serving more than 32,000 students from all 50 states and 160 countries.
With recent growth in the fields of neuroscience, biotechnology and drug design, vaccine research, economic policy research, public health, risk management, international business, and elementary and secondary education research, Georgia State investigators are engaged in cutting edge research across a broad spectrum of research programs that particularly address issues critical to the quality of life in urban centers.
In addition to Georgia State’s new state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is working to develop and capitalize on new, multi-disciplinary research collaborations that will allow more Georgia State investigators and students to work and train in a broader, multi-disciplinary environment and will push research forward at a faster pace. As these new initiatives progress, investigators at Georgia State are poised to make great contributions to major issues in human health, childhood education, global business practices, risk management, and public policy, among others.