Global Development & Sustainability

Research universities in the United States and around the world are a primary source of new knowledge and innovation that drives the global economy.

In a constantly changing and globalized world, there is an urgent and ongoing need for experts and effective cross-cultural communicators. Our goal is to empower the next generation of master learners and enrich partnerships and leaders to face the complex social, political, economic and environmental global challenges of the future.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive academic knowledge enterprise committed to discovery, creativity and innovation. From developing novel public-private worldwide partnerships, to programs in Vietnam, Latin American and the Pacific Islands with USAID, to educational investments in India, South Sudan, Germany and Palestine, ASU challenges public universities to develop innovative strategies to address the grand challenges of our era.

ASU Internationnal Development's team works to identify and pursue pipeline projects that provide solutions to the most complex challenges facing the developing world, as part of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.
The USAID Global Development Lab has partnered with Arizona State University to cultivate global research collaboration and offer fellowships.
A paradigm-shifting approach bringing technical expertise and collaborative research capacity to international development.
With the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College, the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education is designed to take the highest standards in teaching to a global audience.
A partnership between Leuphana University, Germany, and ASU to build research and teaching in sustainability to transform society and engage globally.
Global educational initiatives, leadership degree programs and travel abroad at ASU prepare a cadre of young leaders empowered to participate fully in the civic, economic and cultural life of their communities.
Global Drylands Center engages key actors of dryland stewardship to develop use-inspired research, training and solutions for arid ecosystems around the world.
The Global Locust Initiative and its partners work to fundamentally change the way the world addresses locust plagues.
Hearing for Humanity is a humanitarian clinical audiology program offered through the Department of Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions that has impacted more than 2,700 children and adults.
The McCain Institute is part of ASU, based in Washington, D.C. and focused on impacting the nation’s and world’s most critical issues and discussions.
The Melikian Center is a comprehensive research and training center at ASU with research and instructional missions in critical languages, international development, advising and study abroad.
Thunderbird for Good was designed to elevate business education and management skills and to empower nontraditional students, particularly women, in developing countries.
ASU's world-class researchers and scholars partner with international development funding agencies and implementers working in developing countries worldwide.