FIU is No. 1 in the nation for Quality Matters certified online courses

With 500 QM-certified courses and counting, the significant milestone and top ranking aligns with the Florida Board of Governors strategic plan for online education. –By Monica Smith for FIU News FIU Online  is ranked No.1 in the nation for Quality Matters (QM) certified online courses, recognition of the high quality of the university’s online offerings. Quality […]

FIU is training dogs to detect COVID-19

Trained canines will add to COVID prevention efforts on campus this spring and at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee –By Lourdes Perez for FIU News A team of FIU researchers have trained detector dogs to accurately identify the COVID-19 virus.   FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is using its decades of experience researching and […]

FIU biomedical engineering professor working on innovations in medical imaging named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

–By Elizabeth Calzadilla for FIU News FIU Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anuradha Godavarty, whose research and innovations have significantly advanced optical imaging technologies, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Members. NAI Senior Members are faculty, scientists and administrators who have successfully patented, licensed and commercialized technologies that have positively impacted […]

Honors College students earn early acceptance to Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and mentorship on pre-med track

–By Brittany Torres Rivera for FIU News Every year, ambitious sophomores at FIU’s Honors College are given the distinctive opportunity of being considered for guaranteed admission at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). In addition to securing an acceptance of admission, the HWCOM Early Assurance Program assists students throughout their premedical planning by helping to define […]

21 years of data collection on water quality, plants, animals has made FIU a vital resource for researchers concerned with health of Everglades

–By Chrystian Tejedor for FIU News The National Science Foundation is providing a four-year $4.75 million renewal of the FIU Institute of Environment’s Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) program. This marks the fourth renewal since the program’s founding in 2000. For two decades, FIU researchers and their partners have collected data […]

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 […]

FIU partners with NBCUniversal to provide innovative training, workforce experience and mentorship to journalism students

FIU has been selected by NBCUniversal News Group to participate in NBCU Academy, a newly launched, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training and online programming. FIU is among 17 academic partners nationwide to be selected for NBCU Academy. “As our world becomes increasingly […]

FIU is top-ranked for patent production. Meet some of the researchers making it possible.

Florida International University is a top-tier, Carnegie-classified research institution and remains a top producer of U.S. utility patents. FIU ranked 20th among public universities and 40th among all universities in the world in the ‘Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019’ report released last year by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners […]

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is Miami’s ‘Best Museum’

The cultural organization receives big accolades from Miami New Times. The following was originally published in Miami New Times‘ “Best of 2020”: The pandemic has left people feeling disconnected in various ways. Disconnected from their friends and family, disconnected from the world, and disconnected from their history. In a word: unmoored. That’s why places like […]

New apprenticeship program at FIU is addressing cybersecurity workforce shortages

–By Cristina Jaramillo for FIU News The Florida Department of Education has approved Florida International University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (Cyber-CAP). The program combines technical skills, industry credentials, and on-the-job training to prepare learners to work in cybersecurity.    Funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, FIU’s Cyber-CAP program is aimed […]