A top-tier, Research I university, ASU pursues studies that can inform decision-making and have a positive societal impact. The university approaches research from an interdisciplinary, use-inspired perspective that addresses critical issues facing our community, nation and world.

ASU engages faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in asking important questions, as well as also translating their discoveries into products and processes that can be used from the classroom to the marketplace. This “knowledge enterprise”addresses society’s most pressing challenges while ensuring competitiveness in the global knowledge economy.

ASU's Knowledge Enterprise Development (KED) advances faculty and student research, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and beyond and provides the following services:

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.
Graduate Research. Explore your interests!
Humanities link language and reality, interpret cultures, consider the cultural and social implications of scientific and technological advances, and explore ways of thinking about the world.
The Institute for Social Sciences Research is the home of state of the art research facilities for the social sciences.
Research Matters offers stories, videos, profiles and intimate views of cutting-edge discovery, technology development and student entrepreneurship.
Research is the complement to classroom experience at ASU. Here you'll find ways to work with faculty on great challenges ranging from global health to next-generation nanoelectronics.