It is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment. Founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory, the school came under control of the Arizona Board of Regents in 1945 and was renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name. In 1994 ASU was classified as a Research I institute; thus, making Arizona State one of the newest major research universities (public or private) in the nation.
Arizona State’s mission is to create a model of the “New American University” whose efficacy is measured “by those it includes and how they succeed, not by those it excludes”.
ASU awards bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees, and is broadly organized into 16 colleges and schools spread across four campuses: the original Tempe campus, the West campus in northwest Phoenix, the Polytechnic campus in eastern Mesa, and the Downtown Phoenix campus. All four campuses are accredited as a single institution by the Higher Learning Commission. The University is categorized as a Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH) as reported by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, with a research expenditure of $385 million in 2012. Arizona State is one of the appointed members of the Universities Research Association, a consortium of 86 leading research-oriented universities.
Arizona State University research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth – September 17, 2014
- ASU-led study yields first snapshots of water splitting in photosynthesis – July 13, 2014
- Using tobacco to thwart West Nile virus
- Research linking autism symptoms to gut microbes called ‘groundbreaking’
- New technology shows promise in taking the guesswork out of vaccine development
- Breakthrough for Solar Cell Efficiency
- How Big Data Is Taking Teachers Out of the Lecturing Business
- New Low-Cost, Transparent Electrodes
- Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire The World To Save Itself?
- Breaking the final barrier: room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
- Plants provide accurate low-cost alternative for diagnosis of West Nile Virus
- No magic show: Real-world levitation to inspire better pharmaceuticals
- Waste to Watts: Improving Microbial Fuel Cells
- The future of food
- Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production
- Professor earns award for invention that removes water contaminants
- Self-Healing Autonomous Material Comes to Life
- Wealth of Nations
- Higher Education Curricula Not Keeping Pace With Societal, Tech Changes
- One-Way Martian Colonization Missions
- Perils of Plastics? Survey of Risks to Human Health and the Environment
- New device to make health diagnosis cheaper and quicker
- Finding the “Weapons” of Persuasion to Save Energy
- Self-Destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production