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UGA continues to rank among the top 100 public and private research universities for federal research and development expenditures, and is consistently rated among the top college towns for quality of life. Athens’ cosmopolitan populace and varied cultural and recreational opportunities, combined with southern hospitality and small-town convenience, makes it a desirable place to live and work.

People

  • World renowned researchers
  • Support for postdoc researchers
  • Enjoyable and friendly research community

Research

  • Cutting-edge research
  • Research that has real world and important applications
  • Great research resources (core facilities, libraries, technology, supply support)
  • World-renowned research centers

Expand Your Horizons

  • Wide range of research
  • Large number of interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Large number of collaborations with other Universities in Georgia and beyond

Southern Comfort

  • Low cost of living
  • Hospitable people
  • Good weather
  • Access to recreational opportunities at UGA and beyond
  • Athens provides numerous cultural amenities and is also close to Atlanta

Get Involved

  • University sponsored volunteer opportunities in Athens