• Night of the Open Door - ASU campuses kick off Fab, Feb. STEAM festivals

    ASU Night of the Open Door ushered in food, fun and fitness at ASU West campus and continues Feb. 12 at Downtown Phoenix, followed by Polytechnic, Thunderbird and Tempe campuses with 300+ free hands-on activities with more to explore for all ages. Read more

  • Mimicking biology to improve our lives

    ASU scientist Ximin He pursues technological advances that would mimic some of the body's most vital biological functions - from cell growth to metabolic functions. The achievement could create better ways to purify water, allow more accurate medical diagnoses or enable us to protect the environment more efficiently. Read more

  • School for the Future of Innovation in Society

    At the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, we make the future — or, rather, the set of plausible futures that humanity has — a focus of our activities. We are planning now for the kinds of futures that we will want to inhabit. 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

  • Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation

    The Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation builds research and teaching with an emphasis on transforming society, fusing intellectual disciplines and engaging globally. 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 Julie Ann Wrigley 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.