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FAU’s rapid ascent to the national stage is fueled in part by the tremendous offerings on its John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, FL. Since its opening in Fall 1999, groundbreaking programs and unmatched opportunities remain the hallmark of this unique FAU location.

“It is simply amazing that FAU Jupiter’s outstanding programs were built in just 20 short years. This campus plays a remarkable role at FAU, as it is truly a ‘laboratory’ where colleges and departments converge and dream BIG with exemplary students, outstanding faculty, world class partners and our surrounding community.”

- John Kelly, FAU President

FAU Jupiter 20th Anniversary

FAU’s John D. Macarthur Campus in Jupiter is where groundbreaking programs in research and education create unmatched opportunities for the best and brightest students. It’s where FAU converges on site with two of the world’s leading research organizations, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute, to offer high school, undergraduate and graduate students transformational experiences not found anywhere else in the world.

Located 25 minutes north of FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton, FL, FAU Jupiter is home to the nationally-ranked Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and faculty labs from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Recognized as a center of scientific activity, the campus also serves as the headquarters for two of FAU’s primary research organizations, the Brain Institute and the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH).

In addition, the College of Education hosts teacher education coursework, its one-of-a-kind Academy for Community Inclusion and the community-centered Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Jupiter housed in the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex on campus, is the largest membership organization of its kind in the country delivering personal enrichment courses covering a broad range of stimulating topics, taught by leading experts.


Astro, Robodog, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Machine Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, Cognition, Neuroscience, Brain Institute, Science, Engineering, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Who's a 'Good Boy?' Astro, FAU's Smart Robodog That's Who

What would you get if you combined Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa with Boston Dynamic's quadruped robot? You'd get "Astro," the four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog. more

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter

Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Fall Course Schedule

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter announced its course offerings for the fall semester, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 15. more

Teen Sexting, Adolescents, Teenagers, Social Sciences, Research, Study, Cyberbullying, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sameer Hinduja, Sextortion, Cyberbullying Research Center

Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News

The good news is that adolescent sexting is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others. more

Student Bebeto Amazan in the lab

Over the Finish Line

Generosity helps Wilkes Honors College Senior graduate on time. more

Ning Quan, FAU Brain Institute, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Research

Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for 'Skin Plumping' Molecule

Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products. more

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  • Students intern on campus with world-renowned scientists at FAU's brain institute, jupiter life science initiative, and harbor branch oceanographic institute
  • Over 70 students have co-authored publications in top-quality, peer-reviewed journals with their research mentors since 2002