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.
Researchers have traced the evolution of glowing shrimp
Florida International University researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps.
Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control
South Florida's butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers.
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 a combination of ...
Spider monkeys point to new understanding of hand dominance
Spider monkeys aren't the hook-handed primates scientists always believed they were.
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 pulls at Earth's ...
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.
Magnetic properties in graphene could unlock broad applications from information processing to medicine
(Phys.org) —In the three years since the Nobel Committee awarded its prize in physics for the discovery of graphene – a new material that many think can change the world due to its unprecedented strength, flexibility ...
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.
Origami techniques lead to newly engineered compact antennas and electronics
Florida International University researchers are using technology and principles derived from the traditional Japanese art of origami to create remarkably compact and incredibly efficient antennas and electronics.