Birthplace of higher education

photo of chapel bell

The founding of UGA tracks pretty closely with the founding of the United States. The founders shared with us many specific ideas about how the new country might govern itself, and about the role higher education would play in that pursuit.

Here is Sterling-Goodman Professor of English Douglas Anderson talking about Benjamin Franklin's vision for higher education, and specifically the integration of arts and sciences that creates the liberal arts learning environment that continues to be so important to us today.