The New American University is ASU’s vision for transforming higher education

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good; and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. Learn more about ASU's vision.

ASU is committed to excellence, access, and impact. We measure ourselves by those we include, not by those we exclude.
ASU is 'one of the most radical redesigns in higher learning.' -Newsweek, August 2008Learn more
'At ASU, I definitely feel that I’m a part of  something big. Here, if I want to do something, I can do it.' -Tanner Woodford, ASU class of 2009Learn more
'With a degree from this university, you have everything you need to get started.' -Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, ASU Commencement 2009Learn More
The New American University is ASU’s vision for transforming higher education
Leverage Our Place
ASU embraces its cultural, socioeconomic
and physical setting.
Transform Society
ASU catalyzes social change by
being connected to social needs.
Value Entrepreneurship
ASU uses its knowledge and encourages
innovation.
Conduct Use-Inspired Research
ASU research has purpose and impact.
Enable Student Success
ASU is committed to the success of each
unique student.
Fuse Intellectual Disciplines
ASU creates knowledge by transcending
academic boundaries.
Be Socially Embedded
ASU connects with communities through
mutually beneficial partnerships.
Engage Globally
ASU engages with people and issues locally,
nationally and internationally.
ASU’s celebrated scientists, scholars and artists pursue an overriding goal: to find and share knowledge that addresses the major challenges we face.


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