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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University launches the FAMU Sustainability Institute (FAMU-SI).


According to FAMU President Elmira Mangum, advancing the research, teaching, and application of innovative solutions to global socio-economic, ecological and energy sustainability issues is one of the cornerstones of her administration. The FAMU-SI will play a pivotal role toward helping the university to achieve this mission. More

Florida Atlantic University to install world's first ocean current energy test site


Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) will soon install the world’s first offshore test berth for small-scale ocean current turbines thanks to a recently signed five-year lease agreement between FAU and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). More

Bioreactor turns food waste to energy


Florida Gulf Coast University is now one few universities to have its own bioreactor. More

FIU doctor tapped to combat Ebola outbreak


Like a firefighter ready to rush into a burning building at a moment’s call, Dr. Aileen Marty waits, ready to answer the call that would take her into one of the hot beds of the current Ebola outbreak. More

Florida Polytechnic University welcomes its inaugural class


Florida’s newest state university held a public LAUNCH Celebration August 16th to commemorate its grand opening and the completion of the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building. More

FSU researchers bring in $2.7 million to improve aircraft performance


A group of Florida State University researchers has won a highly competitive $2.7 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to improve aircraft performance by examining how shock waves impact the bodies of supersonic airplanes. More

New College moves up to nation's No. 2


New College of Florida was ranked the No. 2 "Best Value Public College in America" for 2014 by The Princeton Review, one of America's best-known education services companies. New College moved up one place in the rankings, from the No. 3 position last year. More

Fulfilling a 6-year-old's dream: UCF students design and build him an arm


The thing Alex Pring hated most about kindergarten wasn’t learning to cut, paste or count. It was answering the same question everyone asks when they meet the 6-year-old. More

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening


The University of Florida Foundation recently announced a second gift of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. More

UNF awarded distinguished NSF Grant for high-tech molecular X-ray diffractometer


Faculty researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics at the University of North Florida were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program, a notable award for the university since only one in five proposals are selected for funding. More

USF ranks 12th among universities worldwide for U.S. patents


The University of South Florida ranks 12th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2013, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The report, based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, recognizes the important role patents play in university research. More

Three USF students named Tillman Scholars


Three USF students are among 59 U.S. service veterans and military spouses who were named 2014 Tillman Military Scholars. Trillitye Finlayson, LaChiana A. Hamilton and David Welker now join the other nine Tillman Scholars on campus. More

Six students awarded scholarships through UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center


The University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center recently awarded scholarships to six students who are military veterans or dependents of active or retired military at their annual scholarship luncheon. More
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Marshall Criser III takes
helm as chancellor of State University System of Florida

Chancellor Marshall Criser III

Marshall Criser III begins his role today as chancellor of the State University System of Florida. The Board of Governors unanimously selected him for the post in November, citing his experience in business and higher education as key assets to lead the System forward.

"This is a tremendous privilege, and I take it very seriously," said Criser, who recently retired as president of AT&T Florida. "I look forward to working hard with other leaders in this state to make our universities the most accountable, accessible and high-achieving in this country."

Criser takes the helm as several weighty Board of Governors initiatives are underway, including performance-based funding, the expansion of online learning, and the Commission of Higher Education Access and Attainment's workforce gap analysis.
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2025 Strategic Plan

2025 Strategic Plan

Glimpse the future of the State University System and see how it is slated to grow in size, quality and prominence by 2025. More


Annual Accountability Report

Annual Accountability Report

Review the System's progress toward its long-term goals in one easy-to-use document. More


Economic Impact Report

Economic Impact Report

Latest numbers show that Florida's 12 universities generate more than $80 billion in economic impact for the State. More