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The University of Miami's XR initiative is changing the way we teach, collaborate, and research. Learn how this new technological paradigm shift is putting us at the forefront of innovation in the field of immersive media.

About the XR Initiative

University of Miami Virtual Reality and Augmented RealityThe XR Initiative serves as an interdisciplinary community of faculty, researchers, students, and staff who have a common interest in using XR (augmented, virtual, and mixed reality) technologies to pursue innovative solutions in their field. We are currently active in the fields of architecture, health care, sustainability, climate change, art history, behavioral research, human-computer interfaces, UI/UX, new media, and narrative/storytelling research. 

The XR Initiative has established a strong presence across campus in collaborations with the Institute for Data Science and Computing, The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, The Richter Library, and the Lowe Art Museum. Faculty members and students from all the colleges and schools are part of the initiative. 

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Increase the prevalence of XR technologies in the classroom and develop custom training and simulation applications using XR technologies while educating the next generation of XR designers and developers.
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Guide the latest studies in the area of XR across academic fields by incubating innovative and high-impact multidisciplinary collaborative research programs across the University.

Students use XR technologies in the classroom


Foster interdisciplinary collaboration across campus between XR developers, interaction designers, and subject matter experts.

Our Projects

The University of Miami currently has over forty XR projects in development to enhance learning experiences, inform research, and for clinical and commercial applications. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives.

Collaborators and Industry Sponsors

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