Reaching New Heights

Top Dawgs!

As the confetti fell in SoFi Stadium, it was all smiles for these back-to-back champions. The work, the commitment, and the determination paid off again for the Georgia Bulldogs. That dogged spirit—one of grit and determination but also a commitment to excellence—defines the Georgia Bulldog Nation off the field as well.

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UGA Year in Review 2022

The University of Georgia celebrated a number of achievements throughout 2022 – shining on the field, in the classroom, and beyond. From celebrating a National Championship in January to a Rhodes Scholar in November, 2022 was truly a year to remember at UGA.

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UGA Welcomes Largest Freshman Class

UGA’s class of 2026 is its biggest and one of its most academically qualified yet. The more than 6,200 new first-year students were selected from a record number of nearly 40,000 applications. With completion rates at record levels, the average UGA student takes less than four years to complete their undergraduate degree.

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UGA Innovation Springs Forth

UGA’s Delta Innovation Hub, located in the renovated Spring Street Building, the site of the historic Town Spring near downtown Athens, is ushering in the next stage of the Innovation District. As UGA’s front door for industry engagement, this unique space fosters many avenues of economic development through entrepreneurship and collaboration among faculty, students, and industry partners.

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UGA Students Make an IMPACT in Athens

The IMPACT Service Breaks program is adapting its service-learning model to the local community. Born from UGA students’ desire to continue serving during the travel restrictions of the pandemic, IMPACT has so far hosted 11 service learning programs in the Athens-Clarke community, addressing community needs ranging from food justice to women’s health.

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Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community

The work of creating a welcoming and inclusive campus is something we all share. To that end, UGA has adopted a five-year plan with goals ranging from increasing the enrollment of underrepresented students to increasing the number of underrepresented faculty and staff, as well as increasing institutional visibility in the educational pipeline of underserved communities.

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Women’s Staff Leadership Institute

The Women’s Staff Leadership Institute is an annual program aligned with the Women’s Leadership Initiative launched in 2015 by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. The institute provides participants the chance to explore leadership opportunities, reflect upon key leadership traits and skills, and support one another in issues that women leaders face in higher education administration.

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Capital Projects Advance STEM at UGA

UGA is modernizing the parts of campus known as Science Hill and Ag Hill to enhance research, teaching, and outreach in the sciences and agriculture. Among the projects are the new Interdisciplinary STEM Research Complex (pictured here) and a new Poultry Science Building, which will secure UGA’s status as a preeminent global source for poultry research.

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Accelerating Research and Innovation

Faculty member working with pipette in entomology laboratory at the University of Georgia

Over the past decade, UGA has secured its place among America’s best research universities, and our capacity to accelerate research and innovation continues to grow. Our annual R&D expenditures have risen more than 50% in the last 10 years, surpassing half a billion dollars for the first time in FY22, while the number of sponsored awards secured by UGA scholars has more than doubled. Intent on improving lives, our faculty are translating their breakthroughs into tangible products that benefit the world. In the years ahead, we will continue building on these efforts to make the University of Georgia the No. 1 destination for faculty, students, and industry partners who are working together to create a better future.


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