President’s Perspective — 27 October 2014
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From the President’s Desk

Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J. Catanese

Whether derived from statistical calculations or student surveys, whether we were classified as a national university or a technical institute, the conclusions this year were the same: Florida Tech is one of the nation’s best: rich with diversity; blessed with passionate faculty and unrivaled research opportunities; situated in a tropical locale with easy access to everything, from city life to surfing, theme parks to world-class dining.

Our status as a top 200 university worldwide in 2014-15 was confirmed once again in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which also highlighted our outstanding research influence – No. 6 in the world – and had us as the only Florida school among the top 100 world universities for physical sciences.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked us in the Top Tier in its 2015 Best Colleges ratings, while also recognizing Florid Tech as the No. 2 National University in the country for fostering international student experiences.

The 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges, a collection of essays and accolades for 300 of the best schools in the U.S., included us once again among its rarified selections.

And we were named a “Best in the Southeast” university by The Princeton Review and a “top college” by Forbes.

Of course these rankings make me proud, as they should you. But what I find immensely pleasing is how, when looked at collectively, they highlight how so many facets of the experience here at Florida Tech are done to the highest level.

And that takes all of us – students, faculty and staff making Florida Tech the best it can be. What’s wonderful is that we also benefit from the very excellence we create, which in turn pushes us to sustain and even elevate that excellence, year after year.

This perpetual motion enlivens our classrooms and our board rooms, keeping all of us pushing onward, striving together toward greatness.

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