Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university. FIU is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.
FIU’s research output ranks among the top 2 percent of U.S. universities, and it joins some of the nation’s oldest and most respected public and private institutions with a Carnegie “R1” designation for the highest level of research activity. Areas of particular strength include disaster mitigation, tropical biodiversity, childhood mental health, cybersecurity and Latin American studies, among others. FIU has designated preeminent programs that demonstrate extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engaging the community.
FIU has long capitalized on its diverse population and location in a city that serves as a gateway to the Americas. Today, FIU has two Miami-Dade County campuses in addition to academic centers in South Beach, Brickell, Coconut Grove, the Florida Keys and Broward County as well as sites in Qingdao and Tianjin, China.