By fusing traditional disciplines to birth new colleges, schools and departments and adopting leading-edge technology platforms, ASU students have the flexibility to pursue knowledge in unprecedented ways. ASU has forged groundbreaking academic and discovery partnerships across education, industry, government and the community, which provide valuable opportunities for its learners. And ASU has expanded its educational, research and residential infrastructure across five physical campuses and online, to enable all students capable of university-level work to benefit from the New American University. Because of this approach, ASU was named the the nation's number one institution for innovation by U.S. News & World Report.
ASU has partnered with the City of Phoenix to establish the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN), to advance integrated resource management through a global network of public and private partners using collaboration, research, innovation and application of technologies to create economic value, driving a sustainable circular economy. In addition to thirteen private partners in the Phoenix area, RISN has established three international hubs in Lagos, Nigeria; Antigua, Guatemala; and India.
ASU is also developing a student and professional training course around circular economy.
ASU, through its Walton Global Sustainability Solutions Services, invites public and private entities to partner with RISN to join this global network of sustainability-driven leaders. RISN provides partners with:
- Access to leading sustainability and circular innovation experts
- Research developed by ASU
- Collaborations with fellow partners
Organisations can also propose projects to create new programmes and technologies by converting waste to energy, oil and soil through aversion, diversion and conversion. These projects will have the opportunity to be developed on an innovation incubation campus in Phoenix with direct access to feedstocks coming through municipal and commercial waste streams.