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.
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.
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 predators, it's ...
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.
Which came first, hermits or kings?
Heather Bracken-Grissom, marine sciences professor in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, has helped answer one of the most debated questions among evolutionary biologists: Did the hermit crab evolve into the king ...
New nanotechnique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain
(Phys.org) —In a study published in today's issue of Nature Communications, researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine describe a revolutionary technique they have developed that can deliver and fully release ...
Researcher restores Florida's endangered cigar orchids
Hong Liu is on a mission to restore Florida's endangered cigar orchid population.
Eyeglasses read to the blind (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by an FIU student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup, and read it.