• ASU expert on pros and cons of Trans-Pacific Partnership

    "We can already feel tremors — pre-shocks — as a result of TPP. Multinational corporations, local and regional unions, politicians of various stripes in all the would-be signatory countries, " says Michael Bennett, new faculty at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Read more

  • ASU alum winner of MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

    In the span of a dozen years, Matthew Desmond made the academic leap from ASU undergrad to renowned researcher of entrenched poverty and social inequality. Now, the Harvard sociology professor is one of 24 winners of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, commonly known as a “Genius Grant.” Each recipient of the grant earns $625,000 to further his or her work. Read more

  • Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology

    Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology explores, identifies and creates innovative scholarship about under-represented girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read more

  • The Biomimicry Center

    The primary mission of The Biomimicry Center is to enhance academia’s ability to address a variety of sustainability challenges using strategies inspired by nature. Read more

  • ASU New Space Initiative

    ASU’s New Space Initiative is leading a new integration of academic and commercial space enterprises using ASU’s core strengths in space science, engineering and education. Read more

Transforming the future

A hub for scientific inquiry, exchange and collaboration, Arizona State University is transforming higher education, research discovery and entrepreneurial opportunity in Arizona and the nation. More than 27,000 students study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at ASU with the widest range of choices available, from psychology and computer sciences to human origins, sustainability and space exploration. ASU students work side-by-side with distinguished faculty in advanced research projects focused on the challenges of today’s society, as well as projects that advance basic inquiry-based research. Students' intellectual growth is nurtured through close-knit research communities that encourages them to share their challenges and experiences with like-minded peers.

As a Research I university, ASU incorporates intellectual fusion with an accent on teamwork to power interdisciplinary world-class research institutes, such as the Biodesign Institute; the Global Institute for Sustainability; and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. These institutes are among dozens focused on today’s societal needs, such as developing alternative fuels, new vaccines for developing countries, offsetting loss of biodiversity, addressing climate change and creating culturally-informed approaches to address obesity, urban growth and the spread of infectious disease. ASU’s research centers and initiatives provide Arizona and the world a vital resource for cutting-edge technology, an engine for redefining research and discovery and an avenue for contributing scientific and policy expertise to the areas of greatest human need.