Posted Wednesday 16, October 2013 by Tyler Duggins
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated the University of Georgia an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The new APLU designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and... Read More
Posted Friday 15, March 2013 by Sara Singleton
UGA will host Entrepreneurial Week March 22-29 to foster economic development in the region and provide inspiration and advice to those contemplating a plunge into the competitive and exciting world of entrepreneurship. The weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship is part of Thinc. at UGA, a new initiative that brings together entrepreneurship experts from industry and academia with faculty, alumni, students and members... Read More
Posted Thursday 31, January 2013 by Sara Singleton
The University of Georgia, in collaboration with the Athens Area Manufacturers Council, will conduct a survey on wages of local manufacturing companies this spring. The results of the wage survey, which targets industries in Athens, Oconee and surrounding counties, will assist local manufacturers in all aspects of budget preparation, hiring and personnel planning. The survey is the first... Read More
Posted Monday 24, September 2012 by Sara Singleton
A new partnership between the Georgia BioBusiness Center, the University of Georgia's bioscience incubator, and the for-profit technology incubator, Four Athens, will provide new resources to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in Athens. The partnership is part of the ongoing efforts within UGA and the Athens area to increase innovation and entrepreneurship, and foster a healthy and vibrant economy in the... Read More
The return on investment for a UGA degree is substantial for both graduatates and the Georgia economy.
The 156,078 UGA alumni living in Georgia contribute $10,454,767,357 in annual salary to the Georgia economy.
Ranked as the 84th school in total research spending in 2012, UGA spent just over $245 million dollars on research last year divided between 27 departments. Over half of that was funded by federal agencies.
With 114 patent applications filed, nationally and internationally, much of the research done here is being turned into real world solutions. Below you can see some of the areas where research is producing the most results.
More than a quarter of the students that graduate from UGA each year are receiving a graduate degree. Check out the earning potential for each in the Academic section.
The University employs a diverse range of people, with only a quarter of the staff being faculty. This speaks to the true reach of the University as a whole. It serves not only to educate but to connect people from all over the world to encourage progress outside of the classroom as well.