Institutes and initiatives

The ASU Knowledge Enterprise supports several interdisciplinary research institutes and initiatives. These universitywide research centers enable scientists and scholars to collaborate freely across disciplines; connect researchers with clinical, government and corporate partners; and provide the teams and infrastructure to win significant funding opportunities.

Our institutes and initiatives explore some of the world’s most complex challenges arising from population growth, urbanization, globalization and technological advancements. Through science, social science and humanities approaches, our researchers are creating innovative and sustainable solutions.

Supporting entrepreneurs at ASU and in the greater community at every stage as they turn their big ideas into reality
Designing and shaping a future in which Earth will thrive
Building the future of humans in space and advancing society through exploration
Improving health, protecting lives and sustaining our planet
Finding practical solutions to environmental, economic and social challenges to enable better lives
Advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity
Addressing global security challenges in partnership with defense, development and diplomacy communities
Exploring social and scientific issues through historical, philosophical and creative perspectives
Supporting the social sciences at ASU by helping students and faculty develop the research skills needed in today’s world
Discovering and inventing energy solutions to address the world’s fuel, electric, security and justice challenges
Exploring decision-making in uncertain times through advanced modeling and visualization technology
Leading the integration of academic and commercial space enterprises
Advancing flexible displays, flexible sensors and flexible electronics systems, part of the advanced materials and manufacturing efforts within MacroTechnology Works