On January 18th, Bud Peterson, President of Georgia Institute of Technology, Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen and Li Jiajun, President of Tianjin University, signed a memorandum for a specialized institute in the city of Shenzhen. The new program will serve as a continuation of Georgia Tech- Shenzhen program, which currently provides a M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and exchange opportunities for students in China and U.S. In the future, Georgia Tech- Shenzhen will provide undergraduate and graduate degrees in Automation Control, Computer Science, Micro-electronics, Software Studies, Communication Engineering etc. After the new campus is established, it is expected to be about 1200 students from all over the world coming to Shenzhen and become a member of Georgia Tech’s global alumni.
“Georgia Tech already offers in Shenzhen a top quality Master degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering taught by our faculty who come from Atlanta on a rotating basis.” said Dr. Yves H. Berthelot, Vice Provost for International Initiatives. When asked for his outlook of this newly launched program, he said: “We are very excited at the prospect of extending our partnership with Tianjin University. Georgia Tech sees Shenzhen as the perfect fit because it is such an entrepreneurial, high tech giant in Asia.”
Shenzhen is an emerging city in southern China, and is famous for high-technology industries and manufacturing-oriented enterprises. It is recognized as one of the most exciting and energetic cities in China.