Florida International University (FIU) is an American public research university in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States, with its main campus in University Park. Florida International University is classified as a top-tier Research University with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation, and is a first-tier research university as designated by the Florida Legislature. Founded in 1965, FIU is the youngest university to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the country's oldest academic honor society. FIU offers 191 programs of study with more than 280 majors in 26 colleges and schools. FIU offers many graduate programs, including architecture, business administration, engineering, law, and medicine, offering 82 master's degrees, 29 doctoral degrees, and 3 professional degrees. FIU is one of Florida's primary graduate research universities, and awards close to 3,000 graduate and professional degrees annually.
Students build portable hybrid power system to help in natural disasters
When natural disasters like the earthquakes in Nepal or the volcano eruption in Chile occur, one of the most pressing issues hindering rescue efforts is the loss of electricity.
Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders
A Florida International University professor and his team this month published news of a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the noninvasive treatment of Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs
Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to a Florida International University study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series. ...
Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control
South Florida's butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers.
From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise
Under the streets of Miami Beach, seeping up through the limestone, water creeps into storm drains and pours into the streets. It happens once a year when the sun and moon align in such a way that gravity ...
Canines, drones battle deadly avocado fungus
In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state's multimillion dollar avocado industry. Florida International University (FIU) researchers believe ...
Spider monkeys point to new understanding of hand dominance
Spider monkeys aren't the hook-handed primates scientists always believed they were.
Researchers have traced the evolution of glowing shrimp
Florida International University researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps.
Alumnus finds solutions for food insecurity through aquaponics
During a routine stop at the grocery store, Miles Medina MS '14 had a random thought. Why couldn't the store grow the very produce it sells on its roof?
Urban ecologist conducts research for the birds
Dead birds might be the last thing you would think of collecting, but they were the target of a recent campus-based research initiative.
Biologist reels in data to predict snook production
FIU researcher Ross Boucek wants to give more predictability to anglers hoping to catch a bounty of snook.
Quantum mechanics to charge your laptop?
Top scientists from UC Berkeley and MIT found the expertise they lacked at FIU. They invited Sakhrat Khizroev, a professor with appointments in both medicine and engineering, to help them conduct research ...
Cloud forests struggle to keep pace with climate change
The cloud forests of the Andes Mountains are not migrating fast enough in the face of global warming, according to FIU researchers.
Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change
(Phys.org) —An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change.
Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide
(Phys.org) —The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage—seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious ...