Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has long been committed to delivering the highest quality education to its students. Rutgers faculty are leaders in innovative research and extend their excellence in teaching and service to the university, the state, and the global community. As part of its commitment to "Jersey Roots, Global Reach," the university established the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs in 2011. The GAIA Centers work toward developing a comprehensive, campus-wide set of international initiatives and services, initiating collaborative projects and strategic partnerships around the world, and expanding students' opportunities for international study and research. The GAIA Centers are founded on four pillars: Global Education, Global Programs, Global Relations, and Global Services.