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.
Education for Humanity is ASU's rapidly deployable education solution for refugee, displaced and marginalized learners.
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.
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.
The SolarSPELL Initiative offers a Solar Powered Educational Learning Library: a rugged, portable, solar-powered, digital library over an off-line WiFi hotspot, designed to simulate an online experience and which provides relevant, localized educational content to resource-constrained locations around the world.
Thunderbird for Good was designed to elevate business education and management skills and to empower nontraditional students, particularly women, in developing countries.
The University Design Institute leverages ASU's design capabilities and expertise to advance higher education impact at scale, among universities worldwide.
ASU's world-class researchers and scholars partner with international development funding agencies and implementers working in developing countries worldwide.