International Development

Arizona State University has undertaken “one of the most radical redesigns in higher learning” (Newsweek) in history and established itself as a New American University, an academic enterprise committed to creating meaningful solutions to the most significant challenges of our time. ASU International Development is the university’s platform for engaging with global projects, both as a prime implementer and as a partner, and provides international development agencies and implementing firms with access to the university’s wealth of knowledge and expertise for global projects.

ASU International Development mobilizes the people and ideas of the nation’s largest public university toward addressing the problems of emerging countries. ASU’s strategy for international development melds the best features of university and private sector approaches, allowing us to bring a wide and deep base of academic expertise and innovation while incorporating the best practices of top international development implementers.

ASU offers uncommon resources and agility to those seeking a partner in international development:

  • Broad expertise: over 3,000 university faculty spanning every domain of knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary teams and expertise: experts from any discipline can be rapidly assembled into project teams
  • Agile project management and execution: ASU is one of the only ISO-9001 compliant research enterprises in the United States, offering unparalleled agility and high standards in project management and execution


about International Development


Universities must become effective partners for global development. Our communities must transform their thinking to see universities, not as self-indulgent ‘people factories,’ but as valuable idea generators with vast influence and the potential to change lives the world over.

- Michael M. Crow, ASU President

Global Operations

To streamline the administration of international development, research and sponsored projects, ASU maintains a Global Operations office that acts as a resource to faculty and staff. Global Operations leverages internal and external expertise to deliver project solutions. For ASU personnel, click here to learn how Global Operations can assist in the planning, execution and administration of your project abroad. 


about Global Operations