Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a New American University. ASU is committed to excellence, access and impact in everything that it does. We measure ourselves by those we include, not by those we exclude. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good. And ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the community that surrounds it.
In order to become that model for a New American University, ASU has undergone some radical changes over the last few years. Like many universities, we have added new buildings, hired new faculty and brought in new students.
But, unlike many of our peers, we have also undertaken a massive reorganization of our institution. We have torn down walls between disciplines and encouraged collaboration among diverse units. We have altered the trajectory of the university and reevaluated the role that universities play in society, in the economy and in education at all levels. We have changed the relationship between ASU and Arizona.
ASU has eight design aspirations for a New American University:
- Leveraging our place
- Transform society
- Value entrepreneurship
- Conduct use-inspired research
- Enable student success
- Fuse intellectual disciplines
- Be socially embedded
- Engage globally
Sichuan University is one of China’s key universities under the direct supervision of Ministry of Education. Located in West China, it is identified as a key high-level comprehensive research university under Project 985 and Project 211. The CPC Committee Secretary of the University is Professor Yang Quanming, and the President is Professor Xie Heping.
Sichuan University has a comprehensive range of disciplines covering 11 categories, namely, liberal arts, science, engineering, medicine, economy, management, law, history, philosophy, agriculture and education. It consists of 30 colleges, including a postgraduate college and an overseas education college. Sichuan University has 27 primary disciplines which offer doctor and master degrees. Besides, the University offers 229 doctoral programs, 346 master programs, 13 professional master’s programs, 126 undergraduate programs, and 28 post-doctoral research stations. It also has 46 national key disciplines and 4 national key cultivated disciplines. There are 4 affiliated hospitals to the university under the direct supervision of Ministry of Health.
Looking into the future, Sichuan University has the social responsibility to attract brilliant minds, nurture talents to serve the country, break new academic ground and promote scientific and technological development, whilst guiding the society. It will write another brilliant chapter to add to its history--maintaining its heritage whilst looking to a bright future of innovation and new possibilities.