Arizona State University and Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany, rank among the top universities in the world in sustainability science. They have also been longtime partners in innovative projects, such as "Global Classroom," which combines online and hands-on study of urban systems and sustainable solution building in the U.S. and Germany.
In 2015, the launch of the Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation expands this shared focus on global sustainability, transdisciplinary research and education, including the creation of the first dual masters degree in global sustainability sciences. Students attend and receive degrees from both universities.
In addition, ASU and Leuphana have also joined nine universities to form the International Network for Programs in Transformation Sustainability, created to accelerate research, training and learning experiences, globally.