Co-design your future
at a place like no other
We empower our students to make smart decisions about the future so that they — YOU — are able to meet the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
In the College of Global Futures, we prepare our students to address some of the greatest challenges of our time, from ensuring the social benefits of powerful new technologies and creating just and sustainable futures, to exploring solutions to emerging issues that transcend the limitations of conventional thinking.
Working with some of the world’s foremost experts at the nation’s most innovative university, your degree from the College of Global Futures will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive and make positive impacts on a future you will help to define.
The College of Global Futures is part of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, the world’s first comprehensive, university-based approach to ensuring a habitable planet and a future where well-being is attainable for all humankind.
Whether you are joining us virtually or at one of our physical
campuses, your opportunities for growth and success are limitless.
How do you envision your future?
For the second consecutive year, ASU has been named No. 1 in the U.S. (and top 10 globally) for its work to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and create a better world by 2030.
A better world includes gender equality, clean water and air, combating climate change, and more. We offer courses and curriculum dedicated to the disciplines that comprise our three schools: the School of Sustainability, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the School of Complex Adaptive Systems. The opportunities provided through degree programs, student life experiences and faculty-guided research are the cornerstones to a university-wide approach that is ingrained within the ASU charter and the university’s eight design aspirations: to be dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact.
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Urgent issues across the globe require informed action. Our responsibility is to develop viable options that ensure well-being
for everyone. Our schools are joined by a common purpose to create new knowledge, engage diverse communities and educate
ASU does the important work of achieving at the highest possible level without sacrificing access. That’s the future of education — a future I’m interested in benefiting from and contributing to.Shalin Jyotishi MS Public Interest Technology, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
I’ve grown as a student and a sustainability scholar, I’ve explored so many different, intellectual perspectives which have been eye-opening and encouraging for me and my development. The program is supportive of students; I feel like I have a community.Leah Jones PhD Sustainability, School of Sustainability ‘21
There’s a sense of community within the school, which allowed me to form friendships, and there are so many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom. It’s been an amazing experience, and I’ve been able to explore the different avenues of how I can help the world.Andie Wilkerson BS Sustainability, School of Sustainability ‘21
Sustainability forces you to look at problems not just as an ecologist, engineer or social scientist, but to utilize all these different perspectives and knowledge and link them together. We need people that can look across multiple fields to solve problems.Robert Hobbins PhD Sustainability, School of Sustainability ‘20
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Indigenous cultures acknowledgment
The ASU College of Global Futures recognizes that opportunities to shape the future rely on the knowledge, wisdom, and practices of those who came before us.
In that spirit, we join partners across the university in acknowledging the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands and traditions allow us to be here today.