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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:16am

Georgia Tech Expands In France

To mark the 20th anniversary of its presence in France, Georgia Tech is expanding its presence in the northeast part of that country.

The Lafayette Institute, a new resource center for industry and academic research laboratories, is set to be built at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in Metz. It will focus on technologies at the intersection of materials, optics, photonics, electronics and nanotechnology.

French authorities will finance 23 million euros, or roughly $31 million, to create the institute.

Georgia Tech's campus in France offers global research and internship opportunities, and year-round undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs.