The Florida Board of Governors has named FIU a Preeminent State Research University. Learn what makes FIU preeminent

A World-class Academic Experience

The Office of the Provost is responsible for all aspects related to the university's academic mission as a top public research institution. This involves working strategically with university and college leadership, faculty, staff and students to promote academic excellence throughout the institution and beyond.

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  • Top 20

    In undergraduate teaching among public universities

  • 218

    Degree-seeking programs offered

  • 56,000+


Top-ranked Public Research Institution

Our faculty are tirelessly tackling the challenges that impact our world, ranging from health inequalities to environmental sustainability and beyond.


Designated as a Carnegie R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity

FIU reached over $1 billion in research expenditures in the last five years and has received more than $400 million in external funding since 2010.

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The Florida Board of Governors named FIU a Preeminent State Research University for its top national performance in research productivity and student success.

Fulfillment of the benchmarks established in our Five-Year Preeminence Plan has made FIU the fourth and youngest university in Florida to achieve this elite status.

This was only made possible due to the tireless innovation of our university’s internationally renowned researchers and faculty, who have generated over 55 utility patents and over $300M in research expenditures this past year alone.

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Supporting our World-class Faculty

As one of the leading public flagship research universities in the world, the mission of the Faculty Success team is to recruit, retain and support an extraordinary faculty community.

Your Voice Matters

In the coming months, the university community will come together to define the vision for the future of FIU through the development of the FIU 2030 Strategic Plan. You’re encouraged to share your thoughts, feedback, perspective and ideas through listening and visioning sessions.

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