Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering operate in a transdisciplinary, entrepreneurial environment that produces a creative, innovative, highly educated workforce and advancements in technical knowledge, driving sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the communities it serves. Part of the schools' core vision is to become a leader in global engineering education.
International development projects of note in ASU engineering range from small humanitiarian engineering initiatives to large international projects, including:
- Global Resolve takes faculty researchers and student overseas to address challenges that range from water purification to nutrition and prosthetics in 10 countries in Asia, African and the Americas.
- Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) was launched with support from the United States Agency for International Development USAID. In collaboration with an expanding industry consortia, the HEEAP program has trained more than 240 faculty members and lecturers from eight institutions in Vietnam, adding applied skills and communications strengths to traditional engineering theory, to better prepare Vietnamese students to enter the competitive global work force.
- Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy (VOCTEC) is at work in 19 countries with support from USAID. This program works to improve the sustainabilty of renewable energy infrastructure in developing countries. Projects range from solar PV training for women in Kenya and India, to wind policy workshops in Nepal and educator training in Fiji, impacting more than 460 professionals.
In addition to these programs, Ira A. Fulton hosts an array of accelerated degree partnership programs, exchange programs and faculty-directed programs for ASU students led by ASU engineering faculty members in England, France, Thailand, Aruba and Japan.