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 more than quintupled to $618 million. We are also among the top 20 universities in the world for the number of U.S. patents issued. Learn more about our growth and rankings.