The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) at Florida International University (FIU) is dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about Cuba and Cuban Americans. The institute encourages original research and interdisciplinary teaching, organizes extracurricular activities, collaborates with other academic units working in Cuban and Cuban-American studies, and promotes the development of library holdings and collections on Cuba and its diaspora.
Founded in 1991, CRI is a freestanding entity within FIU's School of International and Public Affairs and works closely with its prestigious Latin American and Caribbean Center. Located in Miami, 228 miles from Havana and amidst the largest Cuban diaspora in the world, CRI is the nation's leading center for research and academic programs on Cuban and Cuban-American issues. No other U.S. university surpasses FIU in the number of professors and students of Cuban origin.