The New American University is ASU’s reconceptualization of 21st century higher education

Arizona State University exemplifies a new prototype for the American public research university.

More than a decade ago, ASU set forth a new and ambitious trajectory to become a comprehensive knowledge enterprise dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. From that point forward, and founded on a vision for a new “gold standard”, all of its energy, creativity and manpower have been brought to bear on the design of a uniquely adaptive and transdisciplinary university committed to producing master learners.

Discover how ASU is redefining the landscape of public higher education

ASU believes that learning is for everyone, which is why it has evolved a student-centric model that supports innovation, agility, change and collaboration to meet the needs of our learners. ASU’s success is measured by how its graduates thrive and their ability to tackle the world most complex challenges

ASU Charter and Goals

ASU Charter and Goals

Learn about ASU's Charter and goals for 2015 and beyond

ASU Design Aspirations

Design Aspirations

Eight design aspirations guide ASU's transformation.

Designing the New American University

Designing the New American University

ASU president Michael Crow has penned a book about transforming higher education

ASU Charter Video

ASU Charter Video

ASU established it's first ever Charter, a comprehensive document focusing the university's mission on the inclusion and success of all its students, and on a fundamental social responsibility to the communities ASU serves.

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ASU professor James Shraiky's students, working with non-profit Wings for Warriors, interviewed veterans with PTSD to better understand their health-care experience. What they discovered shifted their focus from research to a call to action.
Impressive achievements in the classroom, in the laboratory and in community service helped an ASU engineering student win one of the nation’s top scholarships.
For Arizona State University anthropologist Joan Silk, baboons – specifically, female baboons – offer significant clues to understanding the form and function of social bonds.