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AAU membership helping accelerate USF鈥檚 impact

Throughout the last year, USF鈥檚 membership in the Association of American Universities has become a springboard to an array of benefits. From the successful recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and students to more corporations and community organizations inquiring and establishing new partnerships with the university 鈥 AAU membership is fueling USF鈥檚 momentum in significant ways.

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Final state budget includes funding to support key USF initiatives

The University of South Florida will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for other important projects in the 2024-25 state budget that was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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USF Health OB-GYN studying women鈥檚 health in space

As a member of NASA鈥檚 GeneLab group, Dr. Begum Mathyk is collaborating with a team of researchers in the field of space biology, publishing several studies as part of national portfolio on space research.

AAU Membership Fueling USF鈥檚 Momentum

USF鈥檚 historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities has taken what many in Tampa Bay have once considered a 鈥渂est-kept secret鈥 to an unprecedented new level. Being an AAU member 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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Mitch Hannahs joins USF after 11 highly successful seasons as head coach of Indiana State where he led the Sycamores to national Top 25 rankings and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

With support from U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, USF will launch a new program focused on information security governance, risk and compliance and an online professional education offering designed to meet the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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