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Students and faculty engage in community-focused research across dozens of academic centers and institutes on all four campuses.
ASU is now one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the United States, having more than tripled the size of its research enterprise since 2002. The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development Research advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, economic development and international development to make ASU a comprehensive knowledge enterprise and produce meaninful societal impact.
Through community assessments, students from across the university leverage their growing knowledge and learn to be part solutions to local and global challenges before they graduate.
The ASU Lodestar Center enhances the effectiveness of nonprofits through interdisciplinary strategies reflecting the intersection of nonprofit leadership and management, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship/enterprise. The center serves as a resource to those who lead, manage and support nonprofits through several interdisciplinary areas of focus, including professional development, academic degrees, conferences and convenings and more.
Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a statewide leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research, analysis and public outreach to help improve the state's quality of life.