Georgia Tech Europe
Georgia Tech Europe is also known as Georgia Tech Lorraine, named after 'Lorraine' or 'Lotharingen'. The Spanish call it Lorena, and it has significant importance as part of the Spanish Empire that arose with King Carlos I (Emperor Charlequint, born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1500). France annexed Metz in 1552, but the Spanish Route, along which the Spanish connected Iberia with the Spanish Netherlands (Belgium), ran from Milan to Brussels and passed near Metz.
Lorraine arose from Middle Francia, which Charlemagne's empire created after the death of his successor and son Louis the Pious at the Treaty of Verdun in 843. Middle Francia, which stretched from the North Sea to Italy, was assigned to the eldest son, Lothair I, who also received the imperial crown.
In 855, Lothair's three sons further divided this Carolingian middle kingdom in the Treaty of Prüm, with the northernmost part falling as a kingdom to Lothair II (855-869). This area was called "Regnum Hlotharii", or the Kingdom of Lorraine after the king's name.
The kingdom of Lorraine included northeastern France, including Alsace, and the area of the Netherlands between the Scheldt and the Rhine, excluding the county of Flanders, as well as the western part of Germany with East Frisia, the regions of Aachen, Cologne, Koblenz and Trier.
Georgia Tech Lorraine was established in 1990 in Metz, France. The campus is located in the heart of Europe in the Grand Est region by the borders of Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany, less than 90 minutes from Paris by high-speed train. The highly innovative Lorraine campus offers programs that create synergies between academics, research, and innovation.
Undergraduate students from Georgia Tech and other U.S. institutions come year-round to spend a semester or more on campus. The campus welcomes students in business, the sciences, French, International Affairs, and more equally.
Georgia Tech-Lorraine offers Master's and PhD programs in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. We also offer dual-degree master's programs with our prestigious partner institutions across Europe and North Africa. Students graduate with a degree from highly-ranked Georgia Tech.
It is home to a strong sponsored research program through Georgia Tech-CNRS IRL 2958, an international joint laboratory between Georgia Tech and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Moreover, adjacent to the campus is the Institut Lafayette, an extension of Georgia Tech's "Innovation Ecosystem" that further enhances Georgia Tech-Lorraine students' research and education opportunities.
Georgia Tech-Lorraine fosters the flow of ideas, creates new opportunities, and nurtures the development of leadership and innovative thinking in its students. Over 10,000 undergraduate, master and doctoral students have spent a semester or more on the Metz campus, enriching their education with a global perspective.
Georgia Tech-Lorraine is fully integrated into French and American structures: an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology incorporated under French Law.