Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) leverages trans-disciplinary relationships to address complex global challenges in health, sustainability, security and education by creating entirely new technologies and novel solutions. This requires integration of diverse research disciplines across the University and building an extended network of global collaborations.
The Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, ASU capitalizes upon its uniquely diverse expertise and its institutional commitment to intellectual fusion to become a leader in the area of complexity science and to shape the scientific community’s philosophical and methodological approaches to social complexity.
ASU Venture Catalyst is an organization at ASU dedicated to helping start-up companies take their ideas to the next level by providing a variety of valuable services to entrepreneurs, including business plan development and mentorship.
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective, residential college that recruits academically outstanding undergraduates across the nation. Named “Best Honors College” in the nation, this residential community has more National Merit Scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown, Stanford or the University of California-Berkeley, and Barrett students benefit from a twelve million dollar endowment used exclusively to support honors students and their projects.
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) is known globally as an exemplar of the new models for transdisciplinary social science, combining rigorous, cutting-edge collaborative research that directly addresses the most fundamental human problems. True to their anthropological origins, SHESC remains committed to leveraging a long-term, comparative, and holistic perspective on human origins and diversity as a way to understand and address complex human problems. Today SHESC remains recognized for leading programs in such traditional areas of anthropology as paleoanthropology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, bioarchaeology and medical anthropology.
The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion is dedicated to the provision of a rigorous, high caliber education for students in Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Science. It is committed to the engagement in and application of research designed to promote health and well-being and reduce risk of chronic disease in persons across the lifespan and throughout society.
ASU Wellness promotes wellness and fosters a healthy campus environment so that all members of the University can be better positioned for academic, personal, and professional success. Because health is influenced by both individual and environmental factors, their efforts at ASU address both individual and environmental influences on individual and campus health.
The College of Health Solutions launched in May of 2012 with the challenge to change the landscape of medical education. The leadership at ASU strongly supports the effort to address the complexities facing the current health care system with the deliberate intention of improving health outcomes for patients and their families, promoting better access to care and encouraging better health and wellness of our population. The College of Health Solutions brings together unique academic programs to facilitate this drive, including the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, and the Doctor of Behavioral Health program.