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NSF awards FIU $3 million for national pilot program to increase female physics majors

FIU has been awarded $3 million from NSF for a program aimed at increasing the number of women who pursue physics careers.

Personalized cancer treatment – the next generation

Researchers at FIU have developed a new physical model to describe how nanotechnology can be used to treat cancer.

Miami skyline

Miami Urban Future Initiative led by FIU receives $1.2 million from Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation announced $1.2 million in new support to the Miami Urban Future Initiative, a joint project of FIU CARTA and the Creative Class Group at Mana Wynwood.

FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU

The FDA has granted an investigational device exemption for a new advanced prosthetic system, developed at Florida International University, that is designed to restore sensation.

IIE Best Practices Conference at FIU

FIU co-hosts international education conference

FIU co-hosted the IIE Best Practices Conference, which brought together scholars, practitioners, and supporters of international education from across the world.

FIU Business ranking graphic

Faculty on the rise: FIU College of Business leaps 9 spots on prestigious UT Dallas research rankings

FIU rose in rank by 9 points to #91 on the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for North America, which made it one of a handful of schools to register significant gains.

Ignite campaign logo

For the love of FIU: Employees give back to move the university forward

FIU faculty and staff have contributed more and more to the Ignite campaign each year. Since its inception, the campaign has raised more than $11 million.

LEAD award

Center for Leadership earns high praise for leadership development programs

In February, the Center for Leadership at FIU received two prestigious distinctions at the 2017 LEAD Awards, which showcase the world’s most effective and esteemed leadership training and development programs.

FIU researchers in the Everglades

Long-term research proves effective in global conservation

In a new paper, FIU researchers outline the value of international long-term research, how it has played into what is known about the Everglades and other wetlands, and how it can help solve current and future ecological problems.

Aedes Aegypti

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU researchers have been awarded $3.4 million for research to combat the Zika virus.

FIU Model UN Team in Boston

Model United Nations team ranked second in North America

FIU’s Model United Nations team has achieved its highest ranking ever, landing second place in North America and beating out every Ivy League team in the country.

Trump Transition Panel Discussion

FIU advances federal priorities while new administration arrives

FIU held several events throughout inauguration week to honor FIU alumni and friends who served during the Obama Administration and to welcome the new Trump Administration into office.

Business online graduate programs post double-digit gains in U.S. News rankings

The FIU College of Business’ online graduate programs rose 18 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

FIU physicist Angie Laird

NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU

FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at increasing the number of women and minority professors in STEM and the social and behavioral sciences.

US Deptartment of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The FIU Bridge Engineering Program has been awarded more than $10 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation and a combined match from the state and private sector.

FIU CARTA @ Mana Wynwood

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts partners with Mana Contemporary

Made possible through a charitable contribution of $2.5 million dollars, FIU CARTA @ Mana Wynwood will offer students and the community a variety of teaching opportunities, exhibitions, lectures, and research activities.

Students say thanks to ShopFIU vendors

ShopFIU vendors give back through student scholarships

Generous contributions from ShopFIU vendors have helped students achieve their dreams—and students recently had the opportunity to say thanks.

CARTA Students

Ratcliffe Foundation invests in Arts + Design Incubator at FIU

FIU’s CARTA has partnered with the Ratcliffe Foundation to give students the support needed to turn ideas into profitable businesses.

FIU Student in computer science

NSF grant to increase computer science graduates in Florida

FIU will receive $1 million in student scholarships to remove financial barriers to student success.

FIU Financial Wellness Clinic

SunTrust, FIU partnership seeks to light the path to financial literacy

The SunTrust FIU Financial Wellness Clinic will educate and empower low- to middle-income residents of Miami-Dade County’s multicultural communities.


Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have found that the value of mangroves in Everglades National Park is in the billions.

FIU, Deering Estate launch conservation research program

The Deering Estate - a living research lab for FIU.

Disaster preparedness goes mobile with new app

New tool for business owners to help them prepare for disasters.

Education Effect to expand into Little Haiti with $2 million donation

Education Effect to expand into Little Haiti

Guilarte discovery opens door to further research into treatment of neurodegenerative disease

Can potentially help put off or prevent the onset of debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's.

FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility

A new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU is the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a Florida university.

Institute of Water and Environment launches

The new institute addresses global water issues and broader challenges impacting the environment.

Forbes ranks FIU second best employer in Florida

FIU is the second best ranked Florida employer and is the highest ranking university in Florida on this year’s list.

The Center for Leadership ranked No. 1 nationally

FIU's Center for Leadership has been ranked No. 1 among the top providers of executive leadership development programs.

FIU in the Next Gen: Research

How will the discoveries and inventions of FIU faculty impact the world of the future?

FIU & Deering Estate partnership

FIU, Deering Estate join forces to create new research and education opportunities.

Innovative global learning initiatives

FIU is being recognized for innovation in preparing its students for living and working in an increasingly diverse world.

FIU in top tier of research universities

FIU achieves top tier in Carnegie Basic Classification – R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity.

Master’s program earns top ranking

Reading Education master’s program ranked No. 1 teacher preparation program in the state of Florida.

No. 1 in Real Estate research

Hollo School of Real Estate ranked No. 1 nationally, No. 2 globally for its faculty's real estate research.

FIU fills teaching vacancies

Soon-to-be FIU graduates fill teaching vacancies at Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Transforming physician training

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine will help reshape how future physicians are trained in order to improve health outcomes.

Revolutionizing analytical chemistry

An FIU researcher has invented a tiny device designed to sample volatile chemicals in the air, your home, food and even your body.

Offering access, promoting success

FIU helps underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation students find needed support.

FIU in the Next Gen: Partnerships

How will FIU deepen its relationship with community leaders to solve problems and bring greater opportunity to students?

Tropical Conservation Institute

FIU's partnership with the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation gives tiny songbirds second chance.

The future of tech education

FIU’s new Tech Station in PG 6 is raising the bar for educational institutions.

Sea Level Solutions Center Launches

FIU launches Sea Level Solutions Center to help address the threat of rising seas.

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

FIU to serve as a clearinghouse for research and teaching on the European Union.

FIU in the Next Gen: Education

What will FIU’s student body look like in 50 years, and how and what will students learn?

FIU of the Future

President Mark B. Rosenberg shares his vision for the next generation on a wide range of topics.

FPL & FIU Partnership

FPL, FIU partner to build innovative solar research facility.

New Five-year Plan

FIU's new strategic plan sets ambitious goals for the next five years.


Technique developed at FIU can deliver life-saving drugs to the brain.

FIU Aquarius Reef Base

NASA returns to FIU’s Aquarius for first of two missions this year.

Ranked High for Public Good

FIU ranks among top universities for contributions to the public good.

International Business Program

FIU’s international business program is eighth best in the nation.

Wall of Wind

Wall of Wind testing could help make homes, buildings safer in storms.

Ebola Questions Answered

FIU infectious diseases specialist answers Ebola questions.

Helping Children with ADHD

FIU research may determine safer ADHD treatments.

Scholarships On AcademicWorks

FIU Foundation launches AcademicWorks website to connect students to scholarships.

Student-Athletes Give Back

FIU student-athletes embrace active role in serving the community.

Million-Dollar Man

From dishwasher to million-dollar donor: Gerald Grant Jr. ’78, MBA ’89


FIU student’s chip aims to put lab testing in your pocket.

$1.5 million for STEM education reform

FIU receives $1.5 million for undergraduate STEM education reform.

#13 for Least Student Debt

FIU ranked #13 for least student debt by U.S. News & World Report.

Best in Interior Architecture

FIU's interior architecture program ranked first in Florida.


Miami-Dade voters say ‘yes’ to FIU’s expansion plans.

International Center for Tropical Botany

Partnership establishes International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong.

"FIU has been my home for more than 40 years. When I support the university through financial donations, I am only returning a small portion of the benefits the university has given me and my family."

− Darden Pyron, Professor of History, Founding Professor of FIU’s College of Arts & Sciences, Senior Honors Fellow

"An investment in FIU is an investment in the future of the South Florida community and the state."

− Scott Norberg, J.D., Professor of FIU’s College of Law

"The planned gift is my way of saying thank you to FIU for starting me on my career in the hospitality industry. Hopefully other alumni or friends of the university will realize that a monetary gift benefits FIU and furthers the education of current or future students."

− John E. Onachilla ’77, graduate of FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

"I have been on the other side seeking scholarships and loans. Knowing how frustrating it can be, I give to causes that support students…. It is a very small token of appreciation, but I hope the little I do will make a huge difference."

− Kalai Mathee, Ph.D., Professor & Founding Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, of FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

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− Nathan Kurland, Chair of the Miami Bayside Foundation Board of Directors

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