USF World News

2022 News


USF Ranked Among Top Universities for Global Education
November 15, 2022 -- As universities across the United States celebrate International Education Week November 14-18, the University of South Florida is being recognized as one of the best in the nation for global engagement among students – both for study abroad programs and international student enrollment. 

USF Partners with Brazilian University to Brew Better Beer, Engage in Virtual Global Exchange
October 31, 2022 -- Read more about how Joe Askren, a professor of instruction in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, partnered with Priscila Veiga dos Santos, a professor of food science at the Universidade Estadual Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil to bring virtual global exchange to his ever-popular Introduction to Beer Science course.

University of South Florida Rises to Its Highest Position Ever in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
September 12, 2022 -- The University of South Florida has hit an all-time high on U.S. News & World Report’s (U.S. News) annual ranking of the best colleges in America.  In the new rankings released today, USF sits at No. 42 among all public universities and No. 97 among all universities public or private.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that USF has ranked in the top 50 public universities and the first time USF has broken into the top 100 among all universities.  


USF World Crosses New Frontiers in Global Learning Via Virtual Global Exchange
August 4, 2022 -- Studying abroad is a powerful vehicle for the exchange of ideas, cultures, and perspectives. While it has been a consistent front-runner in the formative experiences of young college students, a new, more inclusive opportunity is blazing trails and easily avoiding many of the roadblocks that limit participation in education abroad.  

Interdisciplinary USF Team is Awarded U.S. Embassy Grant for Collaborative Tourism Research in Florida and Serbia
July 27, 2022 -- USF hospitality and tourism faculty and students will travel to Serbia in the fall of 2022 as part of a $98,000 U.S. Embassy University Partnership grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team of USF researchers from the Patel College for Global Sustainability, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Muma College of Business, and the Access 3D Lab.


Listen to Dr. Kiki Caruson discuss what the university is doing to help students affected by the war in Ukraine on Inside USF: The Podcast
May 4, 2022 -- Worried about their families and friends back home, Ukrainian students attending USF are also facing uncertainty about housing and financial support as they remain in Tampa Bay for the summer. Kiki Caruson, interim vice president of USF World, discusses what the university is doing to help.

Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings place USF in the top five overall in the U.S. for its sustainable development
April 27, 2022 -- The newly released Times Higher Education Impact Rankings place USF in the top five overall in the U.S. for its sustainable development, also leading for its efforts to end poverty, protect oceans and to strengthen partnerships throughout the world. These initiatives are in alignment with the university’s new strategic plan, continuing to build on its commitment to solving consequential global problems and addressing Florida’s most significant challenges.

How to support international students and allies
March 9, 2022 -- When global events affect students, staff, and faculty at home, USF World often receives questions about where people can donate or otherwise offer their assistance. This page is designed to help those in the greater Tampa Bay area identify vetted organizations and funds that offer resources to those who are most affected by unexpected natural disasters, armed conflict, and disease outbreak.  

USF ranks in the top 10 for Fulbright scholars
March 1, 2022 -- According to the U.S. Department of State, the University of South Florida is tied for seventh nationally for the number of Fulbright scholars for the 2021-2022 period. The ranking, first published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, shows no other Florida university produced more Fulbright scholars than USF. This is the eighth consecutive year that USF ranks among the top university sponsors of Faculty Fulbright Awards nationally.

USF makes statement in support of our students, faculty, and staff in response to the conflict in Ukraine
February 25, 2022 -- Over the last several weeks, we have watched the events unfolding in Ukraine with deep concern and we continue to closely monitor the latest developments. USF recognizes that members of the university community may be affected by this situation in different ways.  Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, it’s important to know that USF offers several resources for those who feel impacted. Please click above to read more.