About Us

FIU is now home to Academy for International Disaster Preparedness. The Academy's mandate is to establish a professional pathway for existing disaster responders and new students exploring the exciting field of international disaster management/humanitarian relief, emergency preparedness and homeland security. Our faculty and instructors are professionals in their field of expertise and they offer the experience you will not typically find in a text-book.

The advantages to an education at FIU are many, but its location places it among the most dynamic and diverse populations in the nation. An integral part of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, the Academy will bring together many of FIU's internationally oriented disciplines and nationally recognized colleges to provide hands-on teaching and innovative training. Our program will incorporate many of FIU's world-class faculty, programs, and cutting-edge facilities, including its emergency operations simulator. If you would like to learn more about the Academy and our vision, please feel free to browse through our five-year Strategic Plan to educate tomorrow's leaders.

Our Mission

The Academy's mission is to deliver competitive graduate and professional programs whereupon practicing and aspiring disaster practitioners can develop the knowledge and skills to become an effective disaster professional.

Our Vision

To be a leader in providing a world-class education and training in the field of international disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, emergency management, and homeland security.


Global preparedness through education!

2016-2021 Strategic Plan

For a copy of the Academy's five-year strategic plan, please select the PDF file below:

Strategic Plan