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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University News

John Dean talked to a crowd of ASU journalism students about the importance of their craft and how he doesn't regret blowing the whistle on Watergate because he was telling the truth.
"Jewish Refugees in Shanghai" an exhibit currently up and running through Dec. 15 at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in Phoenix and at ASU’s Hayden Library on the Tempe campus, shares the stories of the Jewish Diaspora's reach into China.
Officials estimate that more than 600,000 people are reported missing nationwide every year — a statistic that inspired ASU lecturer Robbin Brooks to begin a collaboration to stage Missing in Arizona, an event to connect people with resources to find loved ones.