What We Do

Ashoka U catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders.

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. We collaborate with colleges and universities to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation. See below Ashoka U’s Theory of Change for tipping higher education.


  Catalyzing Innovation in Higher Education
We are bringing future relevance to higher education by breaking down barriers to institutional change and fostering a campus-wide culture of social innovation.

  Creating a Thriving Global Network of Changemaker Campuses
Our Changemaker Campuses form a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders who provide inspiration, connections and support to broaden the reach and impact of social innovation around the world.

  Empowering Communities of Changemakers
Ashoka U collaborates with colleges and universities to empower communities of Changemakers to create change on their campus and beyond.

  Solving Global Challenges through Effective Changemakers
Ashoka U ultimately impacts the education of millions of students and empowers them to solve global challenges.


We empower emerging leaders with the freedom, confidence and support to address social problems and drive change. We connect these Changemakers with other students, faculty, administrators and community leaders to share inspiration, ideas and resources.

Learn more about Ashoka’s Everyone a Changemaker vision in this video.