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AAU membership to bring extraordinary benefits

The historic invitation will provide new federal funding opportunities for USF research, strengthen its role in meeting workforce demands and attract the brightest faculty, staff and students to Tampa Bay.

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USF research expenditures up 14%, surging to more than $461 million

From advancements in health care to cybersecurity to K-12 education, the University of South Florida’s research enterprise continues to achieve tremendous growth, including funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

Research

Science fiction meets reality, USF researchers develop technique to overcome obstructed views

An algorithm created by USF researchers can be used to see around obstacles, eventually helping save lives.

Athletics

Men’s basketball’s electrifying season sparks excitement throughout USF community

The Bulls played in front of a sellout crowd on Sunday, beating Florida Atlantic University and extending their conference winning streak to a program record 11 games.

USF joins AAU

USF’s historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities has taken what many in Tampa Bay have once considered a “best-kept secret” to an unprecedented new level. Joining the AAU is a tremendous milestone for USF as it formalizes USF's position as a leading research university. USF is the first public university in Florida to be invited to join the AAU in nearly 40 years and is now one of only two institutions from the State University System of Florida to serve as an AAU member.

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