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ASU’s bioscience research enterprise is producing the next generation of scientists and educators through an approach that breaks down the traditional silos between academic disciplines and brings together world-renowned experts to solve critical global challenges in energy, health, sustainability, engineering and education.
Earth and space science studies at ASU expand the frontiers of knowledge about the structure, processes, and history of Earth, as well as the solar system - from distant galaxies in the Universe to the most fundamental questions of astrobiology and astronomy.
At ASU, our world-class faculty and students use engineering and technology to address the world’s grand challenges in energy, healthcare, sustainability, education and security.
ASU embraces the challenge of teaching mathematics to students with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities and needs and how to apply their skills to real-world challenges.
With degrees in speech and hearing science, psychology and behavioral sciences, ASU pioneers new opportunities in education, research and collaborations, including a neuroscience graduate degree in conjunction with the Barrow Neurological Institute.
What does it mean to be human? ASU addresses this question through the study of origins and human evolution.
Chemistry and physics at ASU are at the leading-edge of scientific and technological advancements in spectroscopy, cosmology, nuclear and particle physics, biological physics, synthesis, molecular biology, biochemistry, biomimicry and geochemistry.
ASU delivers breakthroughs in a broad range of strategic research areas, from next generation health diagnostic exams and cancer vaccines, to conservation, ethics and reliable and efficient alternative fuels, with support from ASU's Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.
ASU is home to a range of research centers founded to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.
Sustainability at ASU is more than a buzzword: it is a philosophy that we are constantly working to incorporate into our research, education, outreach and operations.
Modern science and technology have enabled mankind to advance in spectacular ways. But this progress has come with a price to our environment, our societies and our future.
While governments and industry grapple with solutions, they look to science to point them in the right direction and to supply a basis for sound decision making. But the standard cause-and-effect approach has so far come up short, leaving us with many more complex questions than actionable answers.
The hallmark of these urgent “wicked problems” is their complexity.
Future discoveries in complexity science will require transdisciplinary teams with the intellectual breadth to determine the algorithms of social dynamics across diverse contexts, ranging from genomes to entire organisms, and from individuals to cultures.
In creating the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Arizona State University has capitalized upon its uniquely diverse expertise and its institutional commitment to intellectual fusion to become a leader in this important area and to shape the scientific community’s philosophical and methodological approaches to social complexity.
Our research falls into four broad clusters: