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The University of Florida is a major, public, land-grant and research university. The state’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities with 16 colleges on its 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service.

  • Researchers Create Artificial Reefs for Grouper

    Anybody who’s ever wrestled with a grouper on the end of their line knows these monsters don’t take well to having a hook in their mouth. But the reward for a half hour of fighting that will leave your arms sore for a week can be a fish that offers some of the best eating in the ocean. Unfortunately, the growing demand for grouper sandwiches and improved technology like GPS that can put a charter captain right on top of his favorite grouper spots every time have led to concerns this species is being overfished.

  • Professors Lead Research Initiatives

    As a high school student in his native Mexico, one of Jacobo Konigsberg’s favorite classes was philosophy. He loved the age-old mysteries surrounding the nature of matter, time and space at the heart of cosmology and metaphysics. David Reitze had a different obsession: astronomy. From his parents’ home in Florida’s Pompano Beach, he scoured the heavens with a series of ever-more-sophisticated homemade telescopes. His largest and best measured four feet in length, with a headlight-sized mirror and the zany appearance of a ray gun.

  • Researchers Forging New Trails to Cancer Treatments

    David Ostrov fancies himself a molecular mountaineer of sorts. It’s an apt description for a scientist who is just as comfortable scaling the world’s tallest peaks as he is staring down some of the most challenging questions in science.

  • Students Can Major in Sustainability

    Green or sustainability jobs, in which professionals work to solve problems like energy use and urbanization, are popping up in practically every business, government and nonprofit sector. To meet the demand for "green skills," the University of Florida has created the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment in the College of Design, Construction and Planning.

  • A Team Approach to Taking on Tumors

    University of Florida tumor fighters unite under a banner that unites an eclectic mix of clinicians and researchers to fight brain cancer.

  • Finding Fuel From Plants in the Middle of Campus

    UF microbiologist Lonnie Ingram began working on alternative fuels to meet U.S. transportation needs in the 1980s. Since last October, he has a biofuels pilot plant right on campus to see his ideas at work.