Expanding research capability: University merges with Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

In 2007, a cross-country move occurred that would eventually impact Florida International University. At the time, however, neither the university nor the institute that expanded from California to Florida knew that their biomedical research endeavors would lead to a merger. Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, located approximately 125 miles north of the MMC campus, originally was attracted to […]

FIU, Italian university partner to tackle water problems

FIU and the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia in Italy are formalizing collaborative efforts to address global water and environmental challenges. The two universities signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibility of developing academic, scientific, and cultural programs. This includes offering undergraduate and graduate courses, encouraging pursuit of doctoral degrees, establishing student and […]

FIU to offer first Internet of Things degree in U.S.

Smart watches, smart phones, many home security systems, and autonomous vehicles: The Internet allows them to communicate with each other and together they make the Internet of Things (IoT). Starting in the spring of 2018, FIU will be the first university in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in managing these growing networks of […]

Researchers learn how to take an idea from lab to market

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Sharan Ramaswamy designed a device that mimics human circulation in which cells and tissues can be grown. The technology enables researchers to study three-dimensional human tissues, and as a result, identify new, more effective treatments for cardiovascular diseases. Currently, the medical community relies on animals for testing, but this innovative device has the potential to […]