FIU is Crossing Over to Connect – India

Summer 2018

Florida International University’s second Global Positioning Showcase (GPS) brings FIU to India, a nation with which the institution already enjoys strong ties through students, faculty, staff, research collaborations, visiting scholars, study abroad trips, and much more. On this journey, we look forward to connecting with students and scholars, academic and research partners, higher education and governmental leaders, alumni and friends of the University.

A still young institution that opened its doors only in 1971, FIU is much recognized for its local and global impact generated by world-renowned faculty, talented students and dedicated staff. This initiative is a multi-departmental coordinated effort to look beyond our State borders and highlight our worldwide successes while reaching out to those who are part of this global landscape. At the same time it is an opportunity to explore new linkages and potential partnerships that are aligned with our institutional vision and mission, our Worlds Ahead brand, and our strategic goals as committed to in BeyondPossible2020.

The expectation is that the GPS tour will lead to new ideas, mutually-beneficial partnerships and novel programs that create educational and scholarly opportunities for our students, faculty and staff all over the world. The GPS tour is spearheaded by a university-wide planning committee.

GPS Tour Objectives

  • Showcase FIU’s preeminent programs and scholarship to the world stage to earn recognition as a top higher education institution.
  • Deepen ties with existing partners and develop new goals in support of our strategic direction.
  • Explore new linkages, partnerships and programs.
  • Identify new career opportunities, internships abroad etc. with alumni and other partners abroad.
  • Recruit international students for our top PhD, graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Engage our world class alumni in the location and broader region.
  • Showcase the impact of our work to alumni, partner or funding institutions, as well as potential students who are interested in FIU as their place of choice for higher education, discovery and knowledge generation.
  • Promote economic development between India and the greater South Florida region in collaboration with the local business community.

Who Should Attend?

  • Students who see studying and researching at FIU, a Carnegie I public research university with a diverse student body of 54,000, as a unique opportunity to grow and advance their career.
  • Post-Docs whose research aligns with the work done by our faculty experts and who want to speak to our faculty experts in person.
  • Researchers who look to strengthen their portfolio and increase their impact by collaborating with our faculty and scientists and want to discuss this in person.
  • Institutional representatives who recognize FIU’s programs and unique location offer endless potential for their constituents to broaden their horizons through faculty/student exchanges, collaborations etc.
  • Business entities whose corporate interests intersect with FIU’s preeminent, emerging preeminent and overall strategic and educational goals.
  • Governmental organizations whose charges concur with FIU’s mission of being “committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.”

But who are we to tell you that FIU is one of the best places in the world to launch your academic career, grow professionally, submerge yourself in critical science and research projects, and learn from world-class faculty. See Testimonials for what some of our students have to say!

Please direct any questions or suggestions on FIU’s GPS Tour to Birgitta “Gitta” Rausch-Montoto, Director, Office of Faculty & Global Affairs, at or 001-305-348-3763.

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