Emory University

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The Emory University is an American private university in Druid Hills, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities, an existing association of leading research-intensive since 1900, North American universities.


The university was founded in 1836 by the Methodist Church. Initially in Oxford, Georgia home, the University moved in 1916 to. Asa Griggs Candler, founder of Coca Cola Company, donated the land Emory University and a million dollars.


Like most other U.S. universities is also the Emory University divided into an undergraduate program and a graduate program. While the former usually leads in four years for the bachelor's degree, one acquires with the completion of the Graduate Program Master's degree.

The courses of study for a Bachelor be performed in Emory College. In this 50 Majors ( " majors " ) are offered. In college, about 6000 students are currently teaching, as well as 600 in the Oxford College of Emory University, which includes a two year program and then automatically opens in the last two years of the Emory College undergraduate program.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences includes the master's and doctoral degree programs ( "PhD" ). Special areas of the University in this area are the Candler School of Theology, Emory Law School and the Goizueta Business School. Very pronounced is also the Emory Hospital System, the medical area of ​​the university; the clinics form the largest hospital complex in the state of Georgia.


The sports teams at Emory University are the Eagles. The university is a member of the University Athletic Association.

Alumni & Professors

  • Salman Rushdie - Writer in Residence (2007-2012)
  • Jimmy Carter - Lecturer Political Science
  • Jean -François Lyotard - Robert Woodruff Professor
  • Tenzin Gyatsho - Honorary Professor with teaching