Florida State University faculty members are pursuing research and scholarship that is expanding the frontiers of knowledge in their areas of expertise. Their cutting-edge research is enriching and informing classroom teaching and their achievements continue to gain national and international recognition.
Florida State has been rated "Research University/Very High research activity" (RU/VH), the top designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and many of the university's research programs consistently rank among the nation's top twenty-five public universities. These include programs in physics, chemistry, statistics, ecology and evolutionary biology, meteorology, political science, psychology, sociology, criminology and information studies. Our researchers are fostering collaborative partnerships that are critical to sustaining innovation that promises to address age-old problems of disease, illiteracy, national security and growing concerns about our environment.
The university is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, funded by the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Power Systems, supported by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. The NHMFL and CAPS, among other major labs, place Florida State University at the cutting-edge of research and its application to industry.
The Pathways of Excellence Initiative integrates Florida State University’s academic and research accomplishments and aspirations.