Emory University

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Emory University
motto Cor prudentis possidebit scientiam
founding 1836
Sponsorship Private
place Atlanta , Georgia , United States
president James W. Wagner
Students 12,756
Foundation assets $ 4.3 billion
University sports University Athletic Association
Networks Association of American Universities
Website www.emory.edu
Candler Library
Reading room

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


The university was founded in 1836 by the Methodist Church. Initially based in Oxford , Georgia , the university did not move until 1916. Asa Griggs Candler , the founder of the Coca Cola Company, donated the property and $ 1 million to Emory University.


Like most other US universities, Emory University is divided into an undergraduate program and a graduate program . While the former usually leads to a bachelor's degree in four years , completing the graduate program leads to a master’s degree.

The Bachelor’s degree programs are held at Emory College . In this 50 main subjects ( "majors" ) are offered. The college currently has around 6,000 students, plus 600 at Oxford College of Emory University , which is a two-year program and then automatically leads to the last two years of the Emory College undergraduate program.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences comprises the master's and doctoral programs ( "PhD" ). The university's particular focus in this area is the Candler School of Theology , the Emory Law School and the Goizueta Business School . The Emory Hospital System , the medical area of ​​the university, is also very pronounced ; 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

  • David J. Bederman (* 1961, † 2011), international lawyer
  • Salman Rushdie (born 1947) - writer, writer in residence (2007–2012)
  • Jimmy Carter (born 1924) - politician, 39th President of the United States, lecturer in political science
  • Jean-François Lyotard (1924–1998) - philosopher and literary theorist, Robert Woodruff professor
  • Tendzin Gyatsho (* 1935) - 14th Dalai Lama, honorary professor with teaching
  • Lee Hong-koo (born 1934) - politician, South Korean Prime Minister
  • Etta Zuber Falconer (1933–2002), mathematician and university professor

Web links

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Coordinates: 33 ° 47 ′ 28 "  N , 84 ° 19 ′ 24"  W.