Connecting researchers with each other and with practitioners to collaborate on solutions to today’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
Degree programs with a focus in sustainability studies continue to evolve across the university, bridging disciplines and educating leaders.
Partnerships and events connect the university with diverse communities locally, nationally and globally to engage in critical, solutions-focused dialogue.
Through a focus on use-inspired, transdisciplinary research, our work has purpose and impact, creating the trajectory toward a sustainable and prosperous future.
In its 2015 “Coolest Schools” ranking of the nation's greenest colleges and universities, Sierra Magazine named Arizona State number 13 out of 153. This is the magazine's ninth annual survey, in which universities are ranked based on their commitment to high environmental standards. ASU scored high in several categories, including: undergraduate programs, student outreach, building design, sustainable transportation and organic gardens.
A newly-established Sustainable Research Network called the Urban Water Innovation Network - supported by a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation - seeks to address challenges that threaten urban water systems around the world and features an ASU team led by sustainability scientist Matei Georgescu.
An international team featuring researchers from ASU's School of Life Sciences has determined how bees immunize their offspring against specific diseases - a discovery that could play an important role in helping to combat colony collapse disorder and improve global food security.