Arizona State University
initiatives

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initiatives

As a new American university, Arizona State University has designed our research enterprise to address pressing challenges of today and into the future.

Specifically, ASU seeks to create solutions, drive economic prosperity and create jobs. These impacts are realized locally in Arizona, across our country and around the globe. By looking at the future trajectories of technology and society, we have aligned expertise and resources into strategic initiatives that are positioned to answer tomorrow’s critical questions. This ensures that our knowledge enterprise is a portfolio of diverse, strategic pursuits and partnerships able to nimbly address emerging challenges through research, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Our key growth areas include:

  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Infrastructure
  • Health and well-being
  • Internet of things and cybersecurity
  • Smart cities and urban resilience
  • Earth and space exploration