What is global technology and development?
Global technology and development leverages international development and the sciences to understand and address global issues such as poverty and resource disparity. In this way, we can understand how technological developments affect society, and how societal changes can spurn technological innovation. The global technology and development program at ASU addresses the global disparity in wealth and access to resources and basic needs, both between and within countries. In addition, the program seeks to help you better understand the role of technology in creating wealth in nations, as well as its distribution. Issues of culture, history, religion, and social organization are considered mitigating factors in this process.
Work for international organizations in the government, corporate and third sectors
The global technology and development program trains students to become technology interpreters, who can continue to conduct innovative research after graduation, or can step into roles in the corporate, government or social sectors. The program’s courses apply theory, research, policy and regional studies to prepare you for the capstone applied project. With a background in international development and technology systems, graduates of the program have been employed in a variety of fields, including the technology industry, the non-profit sector, and the government, including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Students in this program have also served in the U.S. Peace Corps prior to and during their studies.
Get started in global technology and development today
Join the program that students say changes their perspective on the world. The online master’s program suits a multitude of learning styles, work schedules and locations. Select from a host of elective courses, while developing a strong framework of understanding in international development and technology through the required courses; all of which culminates in an applied project. Students can complete the program with unique research projects or with more applied and practical internship experiences.
School for the Future of Innovation in Society:
The work of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU is part of a local, regional, national, global social fabric that informs our wants and needs about the futures we will want to inhabit. The faculty in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society are diverse and interdisciplinary in their backgrounds and research. School faculty leverage their place at ASU to conduct use-inspired research to impact society through projects such as sustainable energy futures here in Arizona or agricultural practices resilient to climate change in Nepal.
- Opened in 2015 to prepare students to navigate and manage the complexity that innovation presents
- Over $11 million in proposals and over $5 million in awards
- #1 most innovative university in the U.S.
- Among best graduate schools in the nation
- Top 10 in the country for employability
- #5 in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates