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AAU membership brings extraordinary benefits

The historic invitation provides new federal funding opportunities for USF research, strengthens our role in meeting workforce demands and attracts the brightest faculty, staff and students to Tampa Bay.

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USF shares new on-campus stadium renderings and an update on the groundbreaking ceremony

University of South Florida fans can start the countdown to seeing shovels in the ground to begin the construction of a transformational new on-campus stadium.

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Nearly two dozen graduate programs at USF considered among the best in America

U.S. News & World Report has ranked 23 graduate programs at USF inside the top 100 among all public and private institutions, including 11 ranked in the top 50.

Research

New partnership will allow USF to advance U.S. Army innovation, bolster talent pipeline

The University of South Florida is broadening its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense through a formalized agreement with the U.S. Army. The five-year educational partnership agreement coalesces faculty from throughout the university to conduct critical defense research and provides student internships – helping broaden the talent pipeline for future military needs.

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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USF an industry leader in generative AI

USF an industry leader in generative AI

Microsoft selected USF to be one of the first institutions to test new AI software, helping the university expedite a variety of processes. Its nimble approach inspired the tech company to prominently feature USF as educators and leaders from across the globe advance workforce readiness in the era of AI.

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