As part of its 2020 Vision, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon seeks to become an institution that is nationally and internationally acknowledged as a center for technology, culture, humanism, and science development for its contributions to knowledge, innovation, critical thinking, and sustainability in the state and the country.
Therefore, our researchers’ purpose is to promote scientific and technological research on sustainability in order to help UANL consolidate as a touchstone of sustainable development.
UANL currently comprises 226 academic groups consisting of 1,153 researcher professors in 529 areas of knowledge creation and application. From the total number of academic groups, 169 (74.77 percent) are working in sustainability fields.
It should be noted that, over the last few years, there has been an increasing number of professors who are also members of the National Researcher System (SNI-CONACYT), which aims to encourage and strengthen through assessment the quality of innovative, technological, and scientific research in the country. From the 696 SNI-registered professors, 508 are working in research areas related to sustainability.
Our university’s available infrastructure and equipment are certainly essential elements in all of its scientific work. In this respect, UANL now has 38 research centers committed to the study of science, culture and arts. In addition, UANL created the Center for Environmental Research and Sustainability (CIAS by its acronym in Spanish). The centre has well equipped laboratories of geomatics, climatology, toxicology, environmental risk, air quality, and some measuring instruments.
In colaboration with public and private institutions UANL has found a way to support its research projects, during 2016, a total of 594 research projects were carried out of which 456 were directly related to aspects linked to sustainability.
UANL promotes international cooperation which facilitates interaction between students and academics across the world. Now, UANL has 228 collaboration agreements with international organizations and universities from thirty-one different countries, of which 131 allow to boost their high-relevance cooperation, pursuing the promotion of science, technology, and culture within sustainability.