Global Discovery Database
The 2013-2018 Strategic Plan for the University of South Florida prioritizes global citizenship among its student population, globally informed academic programs and partnerships, and high impact research conducted in a global context.
In support of USF's mission as a globally engaged university dedicated to student success, USF is a member of the UCosmic© Consortium, an international group of universities and higher education organizations collaboratively developing open-source software to record and map the global activities of universities and colleges. USF World utilizes the program to present a comprehensive portrait of the university's global footprint. USF is one of only a handful of organizations around the world able to provide a comprehensive and data-driven, online and interactive system for highlighting how the university's faculty, staff and students impact the world.
The Global Discovery Database houses the university's international partnership agreements, more than 800 faculty profiles from across the USF System, and allows for searches based on geography, discipline or keyword. Take a look at the university's global footprint as you've never seen it before. Faculty are encouraged to review their profiles and update their international activities. Students may use the database to identify faculty mentors. Coming soon is a profile of USF's student mobility.