Emory and Atlanta, a launchpad for global impact

For almost two centuries, Emory and Atlanta have enjoyed synergistic paths to first national and now global recognition.

Emory’s collaborations with Atlanta neighbors such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Task Force for Global Health, The Carter Center, and CARE produce trailblazing work that serves humanity and improves conditions—locally and globally.

Emory also partners with international, Atlanta-based businesses such as Delta Airlines and The Coca-Cola Company to train the next generation of world leaders and innovators with a global perspective instilled with a commitment to excellence and integrity.

Atlanta Global Partnerships

Fostering and supporting conditions for collaboration among groups engaging in international work within the Emory and Atlanta communities to leverage local Atlanta partnerships and to unleash the power of global collaboration.

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Recognizing Atlanta as a gateway to the world.
Recognizing Atlanta as a gateway to the world.
James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Description: This image depicts the exterior of CDC's 'Tom Harkin Global Communications Center' located on the organization's Roybal Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Developing global health strength

In 1947, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), known at the time as the Communicable Disease Center, made a token payment of $10 to Emory University for 15 acres of land on Clifton Road in Atlanta where CDC headquarters is located today. Both institutions knew great things would result from being neighbors. Indeed, other health-focused institutions flocked to the region, and Atlanta developed into the public health capital of the world.

"Atlanta is many things to many people. Atlanta is progress – always driving forward in the face of social justice and civil rights. Atlanta’s brands are known throughout the world, charging ahead with global impact. Atlanta is smart – attracting the businesses and innovations of tomorrow that will make a difference in our quality of life. Atlanta is a digital hub led by cutting edge companies working in IoT, FinTech, health IT and cybersecurity. Atlanta’s 21st century workforce is fueled by some of the leading universities and research organizations in the world. With 300,000 students immersed in higher education and a lower cost of business compared to other large metros, it’s easy to see why so many are choosing Atlanta."

Carter Center

Joining forces for impact

The Carter Center and Emory University have been partners for more than 36 years. This unique union between a nongovernmental organization and a higher education leader creates dynamic opportunities for Carter Center experts to teach at Emory and for Emory faculty and students to participate in the Center’s work. Together, our reach has improved the lives of millions in poor and conflict-ridden countries through disease prevention, peace work, and the strengthening of human rights and democracy.

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Experience Life in the ATL

The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to more than five million people and a diversity of cultural, social, entertainment, shopping, and recreational options. Let students in Emory College show you around.