History, Affiliations & Rankings
Florida International University is the first and only public research university in Miami, Florida which was established in 1965. It is the largest university of south Florida, according to the number of students that are enrolled every year at the university. The university has two major campuses namely, Modesto A. Maidique Campus that expands over an area of 342 acres and Biscayne Bay Campus covering an area of 200 acres.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in various disciplines including medical and law. It offers more than 190 degree options to the students. Every year, a total of 54000 students are enrolled under various courses at the university. More than 3800 students are international students and are mainly from countries like China, Venezuela, India, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. It is thus among the top 10 largest universities of the country. The university is known to offer the best business programme in the country. It was awarded the “Best Colleges Business Programs 2014,” according to US News & World Report.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Florida International University has a network of more than 200,000 alumni who are leaders, successful professionals and influencers around the world. Together the team of FIU and its alumni are dedicated to make changes in the life of people and mark a difference in the society. The FIU team takes up some of the toughest challenges to solve the real problems of the world through discoveries and research work. They also create opportunities for diversity of students by offering them quality education and career opportunities. The researchers at the institute spend their dedicated time to create solutions that are valuable for the marketplace. Within a half a century, the university has 60 patents and awards worth $2 billion.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The university believes in offering quality teaching, research and supports creative thinking. It ensures that there is a strong collaboration between the local and international students. It values truth in acquiring the knowledge, freedom of thoughts and expressions, respect of individuals, responsibility as a citizen of the nation and achieving excellence in all aspects.
Florida International University was among the first universities to respond against COVID-19. The university transitioned over 5,000 courses to a remote learning environment in the second week of March 2020. While most of the operations were shifted remote, the university always ensured that important functionalities always remained active on the campus.
Now, while most educational institutes struggle to fully return to on campus classroom learning and living, Florida International University has launched Panthers Protecting Panthers holistic approach to allow students to return to the university.
The Panthers Protecting Panthers is a theme to educate and remind every member of the university about the shared responsibility to protect one another. It is a campaign for faculty, staff, students and all the members of the community covering strategies as to how to properly use the mask, maintain hygiene and take all necessary precautions within the campus.
FIU has developed an App for internal use to monitor and maintain a healthy environment in the campus. The faculty, staff and students who visit the campus utilise the screening to answer questions prior to coming to campus on a daily basis. Testing is done on regular basis within the campus.
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