NFSTC joins three Florida International University programs to establish the University’s newest preeminent center, the Global Forensic and Justice Center, providing a focus on university-wide forensic science and justice initiatives. In addition to the training and service through NFSTC, the Center combines the International Forensic Research Institute’s (IFRI) strong research and educational programs, provides a closer collaboration with justice studies and service programs through the Center of Administration of Justice (CAJ), and increased industry university collaborations through the NSF-funded Center of Advanced Research in Forensic Sciences (CARFS).
FIU’s BeyondPossible2020 strategic goals include more interdisciplinary and preeminent programs, which will be supported by:
- Expanding experiential learning opportunities for
students, post docs, faculty and forensic science
- Contributing to FIU’s research expenditures
from $130 million to $200 million annually
- Nurturing an expansion of patents and startups
from two per year to 20 over the next 5 years
A preeminent program at FIU is a collaborative endeavor that demonstrates extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engagement. Designation as a preeminent program is recognition for outstanding contributions to advancing our FIU’s strategic plan and enhancing the University’s reputation at the national and international level.
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