Florida Forward


Driven by the joy of discovery, and fueled by the collision of ideas, UF accelerates future solutions to generate momentum that moves the state forward.

 

Florida Forward

Driven by the joy of discovery, and fueled by the collision of ideas, UF accelerates future solutions to generate momentum that moves the state forward.

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People. Place. Perspective.

Innovation drives everything that we do. Our people are unafraid to dream big, and pursue massive, world-changing ideas. The stories below highlight some of the latest research and accomplishments happening at the University of Florida.

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The Wall Street Journal named the University of Florida the No. 1 public university in the country in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report.

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With more than 60,000 students and a footprint in every county across the state, UF leads one of the nation’s largest research enterprises and infuses billions of dollars into Florida’s economy annually.

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This year’s success was due in large part to a record $530 million in spending on projects funded by the federal government and nearly $200 million in state and local government spending.

UF Health Cancer Center

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has received prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute, or NCI, and joins the ranks of the country’s most distinguished cancer centers, becoming the 72nd in the United States and the only one in North Central Florida.

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While Florida is booming in home sales and new construction, the influx of people moving to the state means affordable housing remains an issue, according to a new report from the University of Florida.

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University of Florida scientists plan to utilize $2 million from an initiative by UF President Ben Sasse for a Crop Transformation Center to help Florida farmers improve production of citrus and specialty crops.

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Thousands of high school students across Florida will embark on artificial intelligence coursework this coming school year, strengthening efforts by Florida public school officials and the University of Florida to equip the state’s youth with the essential skills required for an AI-enabled workforce.

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The University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering announced today the establishment of the Florida Semiconductor Institute, a campus- and state-wide coordinating hub to provide intellectual and technological leadership for semiconductors in the 21st Century.

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The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning has launched its 2023 Listening Tour to gather stakeholder input on education needs and identify ways to substantially improve K-12 mathematics education and achievement in Florida.

UF Health Shands Hospital

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, a perennial leader in health care in Florida, was again recognized Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey for excellence in adult patient care, with five medical specialties ranked among the nation’s elite.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, one 67 in the nation to earn the distinction. The verification means that the hospital meets the ACS’s highest standards for staff, resources and equipment to optimally handle a child’s life-threatening injuries.

UF Health's mobile stroke treatment unit

Understanding that when someone is suffering from a stroke, brain equals time, UF Health unveiled its latest effort to speed treatment to patients.

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UF/IFAS is the second-largest contributor to UF’s record-breaking $1.25 billion in research spending for fiscal year 2023, a nearly 15% increase from 2022.

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Building on a long history of providing health care to athletes at the University of Florida and beyond, UF Health today joins a select group of health organizations providing care to Team USA athletes as they prepare for international competition, including the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Why Florida?

#1 Public university

Wall Street Journal

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$6 return for every dollar invested

The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology


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More than $3.2 billion in economic impact

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#7 college that delivers high bank for tuition buck

Forbes


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$300 million in research for historical fiscal year 2023

UF/IFAS

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5-star college

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