Local Relations

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. FIU is ranked a top-50 national public university by Washington Monthly. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian—FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond.

FIU has locations throughout Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and research facilities in Port St. Lucie, and Key Largo, Florida. The Department of Government and Community Affairs regularly advocates for FIU and collaborates with local elected officials on a wide range of issues to advance the university priorities. The Department works to raise FIU’s impact in the community and highlight the university’s presence in neighborhoods across the greater Miami-Dade area.

FIU locations are located in municipalities around Miami-Dade County, Broward County and other areas around the state. Among these are:

  • Miami-Dade County (Modesto Maidique Campus, Engineering Center)
  • North Miami (Biscayne Bay Campus)
  • Miami Beach (Wolfsonian + MBUS + Jewish Museum)
  • City of Miami (FIU Brickell, International Center for Tropical Botany at Kampong)
  • Miramar (FIU @ I75)