Emory University is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.
The University is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems.
Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: it generates more research funding than any other Georgia university, while maintaining its traditional emphasis on teaching.
Among recent distinctions, novelist Salman Rushdie and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama have joined faculty ranks, and associate professor Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
This is a time of dynamic change at Emory. The University's future is being guided by an ambitious strategic plan, "Where Courageous Inquiry Leads." Its vision statement is equally bold, calling on students, faculty and staff to "work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world."
Emory is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, whose downtown area is just 15 minutes away. Through collaboration among its schools, units, and centers, as well as with affiliated institutions such as The Carter Center and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory is committed to working for positive transformation in the world.