President's Welcome

G.P. “Bud” PetersonWelcome to the Georgia Institute of Technology! We are delighted that you are joining our global community.

Established in 1885, Georgia Tech comprises an enormously talented and diverse community of learners and scholars. Members of the Georgia Tech community are united by a commitment to intellectual rigor and excellence, and engage together in the discovery of new knowledge in our classrooms, in our research laboratories, and in our service and community-outreach initiatives. 

Our goal is to define “the 21st-century technological research university” — and you will play an important role in helping us to achieve this goal. Here at Georgia Tech you will have an opportunity to build upon a strong foundation of new educational pedagogies, exceptional learning opportunities, and numerous discoveries that have been made through faculty research. This presents opportunities for you to develop relationships with both our students and our colleagues that will help to shape knowledgeable, civically engaged critical thinkers who will lead productive lives and enhance the overall quality of life in this community and beyond.

When you are not here on campus or pursuing other professional activities, I hope you will take advantage of all the academic, entertainment, cultural, and recreational opportunities that our campus and the greater metro Atlanta area have to offer.  

Again, welcome to Georgia Tech. We're very pleased that you are joining the community. All the best!

G.P. “Bud” Peterson