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As Miami's first and only public research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences' Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.

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For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida's anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and global community. With a student body of nearly 54,000, we are among the top 10 largest universities in the nation. And have collectively graduated more than 200,000 alumni, 115,000 of whom live and work in South Florida.


TEDxFIU was developed to make contributions to the world community through the expression of ideas, projects and concepts from the FIU community. As a center of higher learning, promoting greater international understanding and knowledge is at the core of our mission.  TEDxFIU is a platform for students, faculty and alumni to lend their voices to the TEDx community and contribute world-changing ideas.




We serve a diverse community of students:
  • 61% Hispanic
  • 15% White Non-Hispanic
  • 13% Black
  • 4% Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 7% other minority groups

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