Georgia State University

Georgia State University is the Southeast’s leading urban research institution. It is a top 100 public university for doctoral degrees awarded. More than 250 fields of study are offered through some 52 accredited degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Over 30,000 students enrolled at GSU in a recent semester.

Founded in 1913 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, GSU is the only urban research university in Georgia. Georgia State University offers educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by blending the best of theoretical and applied inquiry, scholarly and professional pursuits, and scientific and artistic expression.

As an urban research university with strong disciplinary based departments and a wide array of problem-oriented interdisciplinary programs, the goal of the university is to develop, transmit and utilize knowledge in order to provide access to quality education for diverse groups of students, to educate leaders for the State of Georgia and the nation, and to prepare citizens for lifelong learning in a global society.

Georgia State is also the 15th most diverse university in the country with a minority enrollment of 46 percent.

GSU is #1 in the U.S. for undergraduate degrees conferred to African-Americans and has recently been classified as a Title V Hispanic-serving institution.

  • GSU has active international cooperation agreements with some 80 universities throughout the world.
  • International strategic initiatives provide seed funding to support interdisciplinary collaborative research and economic development programs with partner institutions abroad.
  • International program development provides assistance to faculty in proposal development and the identification of external funding.
  • Study abroad programs provide opportunities for hundreds of GSU students to study abroad each year in five continents.
  • In his investiture address on October 19, 2009, GSU president Mark P. Becker noted the importance of preparing the university’s students “to thrive in a multi-cultural society, locally and globally.”
  • President Becker describes his vision for Georgia State University in its second century as follows: “GSU will be recognized as one of the world’s preeminent urban research universities. GSU will be a destination of choice for students choosing to study at a globally engaged urban university. GSU will be known for the quality and impact of its scholarship and research. Our faculty members will be recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields.”

Partner Institutions

Georgia State has a wide network of institutions and universities located across the world. We collaborate with our partners based on Research, Education, Business, Public Policy and Assistance.


  • Asian Studies Center
  • Center for Business Development in Transitional Economies
  • Center for International Media Education
  • Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies
  • Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth
  • Center for Law, Health, and Society
  • Center for Research on Atypical Development & Learning
  • China Research Center
  • Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Global Language Network
  • Herman J. Russell Sr. International Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Institute of International Business
  • Intercultural Relations
  • International Center for Public Policy
  • International Law Enforcement Exchange
  • International Student Associations Council (ISAC)
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Language Research Center
  • Middle East Institute
  • Modern and Classical Languages
  • Office of International Initiatives
  • Study Abroad Programs


  • Azerbaijan University, Azerbaijan
  • Bermuda College, Bermuda
  • Cairo University, Egypt
  • Caucasus University, Republic of Georgia
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • COPPEAD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • European Business School, Germany
  • Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Gazi University, Turkey
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Institute for Tourism Studies, China
  • International U. of Business and Economics, China
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden
  • Konkuk University, South Korea
  • Korea University, South Korea
  • Lausanne University, Switzerland

  • Leeds University Business School, U.K.
  • Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
  • Manchester Business School, U.K.
  • Monash University, Australia
  • National Management School, Chennai, India
  • Peking Business School, China
  • Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Sabanci University, Turkey
  • SolBridge International Business School, South Korea
  • Soongsil University, South Korea
  • Sorbonne Graduate Business School, France
  • Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Toulouse University, France
  • Turgut Ozal University, Turkey
  • UNIFACS – Bahia, Brazil
  • Universidad del Salvador, Argentina
  • Universite de Savoie, France
  • University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • University Paris Dauphine, France

Georgia and U.S.

  • Agio Press
  • AJC International
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Atlanta Consular Corps
  • Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Atlanta Bi-National Chambers of Commerce
  • Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • CARE
  • Carter Center
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Central Educational Center
  • City of Atlanta
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • CNN/Turner
  • Delta Airlines
  • Equifax
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development, International Investment and Global Commerce
  • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Global Atlanta
  • Global Affairs Council of Atlanta
  • Global EXEC Women
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • The Home Depot
  • Japan-American Society of Georgia
  • KIA Motors
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lockheed Martin Aero
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Morehouse College
  • NCR
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Ports of Savannah
  • Scientific Atlanta
  • Southern Center for International Studies
  • Spelman College
  • State of Georgia
  • UPS
  • World Trade Center of Atlanta