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focus | humanities

Researchers, ASSEMBLE!

ASU faculty and student researchers help put the science in science fiction and the fact in fantasy at the annual Phoenix Comicon.

focus | health

Arts and culture harmonize with health

By infusing health care with the arts and humanities, ASU researchers and community partners are making a positive impact on people’s health and well-being.

focus | education

HEEAP helps Vietnam reengineer education

ASU partners with Intel and USAID to help Vietnamese universities develop world-class engineering programs for an emerging knowledge-based economy.

A global look at how we treat water

People’s attitudes and perceptions affect conservation efforts as much as scientific knowledge. ASU students are exploring how different cultures perceive wastewater reuse.

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most innovative school in the country

#2 Stanford, #3 MIT


total research expenditures


80+ companies

have launched based on ASU innovations, attracting $500M+ in funding. (FY14)


The Knowledge Enterprise

The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.

Industry & Startups

Learn about our programs in corporate engagement; technology transfer; and student, faculty and community entrepreneurship.


Institutes & Initiatives

Explore the university-wide, interdisciplinary research institutes and initiatives supported by OKED.



From the mountains of Mars to vents on the deep ocean floor, Arizona State University researchers have explored far and wide over the past 20 years, when the university received a Research I designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The designation ranks ASU among a select group of universities for the volume and quality of our research efforts.

This timeline tells the story of some of ASU’s biggest discoveries and innovations since then. But we aren’t resting on our laurels! Check back regularly to see what new advances we add in the future.