Wall of Wind

The Chronicle of Higher Education this week features FIU as an example of a university with a research growth strategy that has succeeded where many others have not. The Chronicle discovered that FIU’s efforts over the past decade to invest in growing federally funded scientific and engineering research has yielded excellent results.

According to the Chronicle, in 1999 FIU was ranked 161 among reporting institutions. In 2009, FIU had risen to number 140 on that list.

“This is Bootstrap U,” Thomas Breslin, president of the Faculty Senate and former vice president for research at FIU, told the Chronicle. Breslin and other key administrators and researchers interviewed by the Chronicle for this story went on to explain that FIU has a culture of achieving important goals despite its youth and limited resources.

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