Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a creating a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 64,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation`s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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University Drive and Mill Avenue , Tempe , Arizona 85287 USA

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University / Academia / Research
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Internationally (various countries)
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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 measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. 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.

ASU Vision

To establish ASU as the model for a New American University, measured not by who we exclude, but rather by who we include; pursuing research and discovery that benefits the public good; assuming major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the community.

ASU Mission & Goals: 2013 And Beyond
Demonstrate American leadership in academic excellence and accessibility

  • Maintain the fundamental principle of accessibility to all students qualified to study at a research university
  • Maintain university accessibility to match Arizona’s socioeconomic diversity
  • Improve freshmen persistence to 90%
  • Enhance university graduation rate to 75%-80% and 25,000 graduates
  • Enhance quality while reducing the cost of a degree
  • Enroll 100,000 online and distance education degree seeking students
  • Enhance linkages with community colleges so as to expand baccalaureate degree production to national leadership levels
  • Enhance measured student development and individual student learning to national leadership levels

Establish National Standing in Academic Quality and Impact of Colleges and Schools in Every Field

  • Attain national standing in academic quality for each college & school (top 5-10% for each college)
  • Attain national standing in the learning value added to our graduates in each college & school
  • Become the leading university academically (faculty, discovery, research, creativity) in at least one department or school within each college/school

Establish ASU as the global center for interdisciplinary research, discovery and development by 2020

  • Become a leading global center for interdisciplinary scholarship discovery and development
  • Become a leading American center for discovery and scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Enhance research competitiveness to more than $700 million in annual research expenditures
  • Augment regional economic competitiveness through research and discovery and value-added programs

Enhance our Local Impact and Social Embeddedness

  • Enhance linkage to local and regional social and community development groups
  • Establish/develop/enhance linkages and partnerships with local, regional and national NGO’s, governments and public agencies, and private sector firms with a focus on community development
  • Undertake applied sustainability research that impacts the social, environmental and economic evolution of the southwest
  • Provide an objective and ongoing facilitation role for the region's progress