Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL) was established as Georgia Tech's first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France, a city recently named by the New York Times as one of the top 44 places to see in the world. Centrally located in eastern France along the Luxembourg and German borders, GTL is less than 90 minutes by train from Paris.
A highly innovative institution offering year-round undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs, GTL is also home to a strong sponsored research program in key technological areas. Students can gain valuable research experience and graduate education in the Unité Mixte Internationale (UMI), an international joint laboratory between Georgia Tech and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). GTL fosters the flow of new ideas, creates new opportunities, and develops highly valuable qualities in our students, such as global leaderhip and innovative thinking.
In today's global economy, Georgia Tech-Lorraine plays a determining role in fulfilling one of the goals of the Institute as stated in its strategic plan: "Georgia Tech must prepare our students for lifelong engagement within an international setting. A Georgia Tech education must import a greater awareness and appreciation of broader differences in language, culture, and custom". Over 2000 undergraduate and MS students (CS, ECE, and ME) have spent a semester or more on the Metz campus, enriching their education with a global perspective.