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60 Seconds with an AU Expert

The world needs solutions—now. Our faculty generates knowledge to advance society today and into the future. They ask the right questions, work side by side with students, and deliver real-time results. The 60 Seconds with an AU Expert series highlights just a few of our many extraordinary faculty tackling the world's most pressing issues. AU faculty know Change Can't Wait.

Supporting our Faculty

Faculty support and endowed chairs are key priorities of the Change Can't Wait campaign.

Drive Global Impact Through Faculty Research and Teaching

Endowed faculty positions are a hallmark of leading higher education institutions. These positions are pivotal to recruiting and retaining the best researchers, educators, and public figures. Those who hold endowed chairs are at the top of their fields—allowing students to learn from and work alongside some of the world’s most talented and connected researchers and educators. Change Can’t Wait seeks to create endowed chairs in key strategic areas to accelerate research that has a tangible and immediate impact on our society and world. To learn more, email

AU Fund for Faculty, Research, and Innovation

Everyone has the power to amplify the changemaking work of our faculty. As part of the Change Can’t Wait campaign, the new AU Fund for Faculty, Research, and Innovation helps support the work of top scholar-teachers who address urgent challenges and guide the next generation of changemakers. The fund also increases the capacity of our research centers, which foster collaboration and pursue groundbreaking innovations. You can help our faculty in all of their critical work. If you are passionate about the power of research and discovery at AU, join us by making a gift of any size today