Research and innovation at Arizona State University

The ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and international development at Arizona State University. The Knowledge Enterprise is a new model for the 21st century global research university — one that takes a transdisciplinary, solutions-focused and entrepreneurial approach in all of its activities.

Building on a legacy of discovery in areas ranging from space exploration to sustainability to human origins, ASU has become one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the United States. Since 2002, our annual research expenditures have grown more than sixfold, to $797 million. We are also among the top 10 universities in the world for the number of U.S. patents issued. 


Learn more about our growth and rankings.

Learn about the units that make up the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.

Explore our research institutes and initiatives.

See how we support our faculty, student and staff researchers.