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20 FIU programs ranked among world’s best

–By Morgan Hughes for FIU News

Twenty FIU programs were ranked among the world’s best, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Eight of these programs ranked in the top 50 for their category among public U.S universities. They are:

  • Hospitality & Leisure Management: FIU ranked No. 10
  • Architecture: FIU ranked 17-25
  • Business & Management Studies: FIU ranked 19-26
  • Accounting and Finance: FIU ranked 19-28
  • Social Sciences & Management: FIU ranked No. 32
  • Psychology: FIU ranked 35-47
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering: FIU ranked 38-43
  • Computer Science and Information Systems: FIU ranked 43-46

The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds  (QS), were calculated based on factors such as academic reputation, employer reputation, and citations per paper. Ranking ranges indicate a tie between multiple universities. Among these indicators, FIU earned the highest score (89) in citations per paper for its Accounting & Finance program. Overall, more than half of the programs ranked improved their positions from last year.

“This recognition is a result of our laser-focus on providing exceptional student-centered learning, and upward economic mobility while producing transformative research, innovation and creative activities,” said FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton. “We consistently strive to provide innovative curricula and workforce initiatives to optimize career success for our graduates.”

On the global stage, hospitality & tourism management was ranked No. 35 in the world.

“This is an amazing honor and shows that our efforts to promote student success, passion for this business and support of our local community through innovative, new programs are exactly where hospitality education needed to focus this year. We quickly pivoted and engaged with our students and community through virtual events; we created breakthrough health and safety programs to address COVID-19 in the hospitality industry, and we provided financial support to our hospitality community through an innovative fund that put money directly into the hands of furloughed hospitality workers,” said Michael Cheng, dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. “That is real action and real success.”