• Tanzanian trip plants seed for robotics and future technology

    Tanzanian trip plants seed for robotics and future technology

    Robots, says University of Georgia professor John Mativo, are a way to connect student learning with a country's economic success. And a recent trip taken by Mativo, other faculty members and a dozen graduate students from across Georgia can help achieve that goal in Tanzania. Read More
  • Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

    Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

    China passed the “National Sword” policy, which permanently bans the import of non-industrial plastic waste as of January 2018. Now, scientists from the University of Georgia have calculated the potential global impact of this legislation and how it might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment. Read More
  • University of Georgia professor receives $4 million grant to fight human trafficking

    University of Georgia professor receives $4 million grant to fight human trafficking

    ATHENS, Ga. – University of Georgia’s Master of Social Work Director Dr. David Okech was awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons for his work with the African Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery (APRIES). The allocation is a part of a larger grant of $25 million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. Read More
  • The Kindness of Strangers: Kay Parker and a Simple Glass of Water Open Possibilities

    The Kindness of Strangers: Kay Parker and a Simple Glass of Water Open Possibilities

    Kay Parker is an industrial engineer by training; so, it follows that she is a pragmatist who seeks elegantly simple solutions to complex problems. However, for some years, solutions to a very human problem are most capturing her attention. At her own front door, Parker met a poignantly human issue, one she since has addressed one student at a time: Loneliness. Notably, the realization was triggered by a pair of strangers on a hot afternoon, ones she might have easily ignored. Read the full article. Read More
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  • Comprehensive Internationalization

    Campus internationalization cuts across all elements of the UGA mission, engaging student study abroad, international student and scholar mobility, faculty research, and the identification of meaningful partnerships to support teaching, research and service. The UGA Office of International Education collects and publishes comprehensive internationalization data to paint a clear picture of UGA activity around the world.

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  • Student Mobility

    Over 2,000 University of Georgia students -- nearly 6 percent of the student body – study abroad each year, selecting from over one hundred programs led by UGA faculty. Study abroad and foreign language acquisition encourage critical and creative thinking, improve cross-cultural communication skills, and make students adept at living and working in diverse settings. In addition to outbound UGA students, the University is proud to host a significant number of international students for degree and non-degree study, improving the diversity and richness of the campus environment while drawing the brightest minds from around the world.

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  • Scholar Mobility

    International scholars are significant assets to the university community, representing the very best of the global talent pool. The number of international scholars at UGA increased 13% between 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, from 710 to 805 scholars. At the same time, UGA faculty continue to be internationally mobile – logging over 2000 international trips in 2014-2015 to conduct research, present at conferences and build networks internationally..

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