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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 280 academic groups consisting of 1,355 research professors in 643 areas of knowledge creation and application. From the total number of academic groups, 230 (82 percent) are working in sustainability fields.
Among UANL’s remarkable milestones in research, 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. As of today, UANL has 838 registered SNI-CONACYT researchers.
Our university’s available infrastructure and equipment are undoubtedly essential elements in all its scientific work. In this respect, UANL now has 40 research centers committed to the study of science, culture and arts. These centers are also involved in sustainability research. In addition, UANL reaffirms its commitment to research on sustainability with the establishment of the Center for Environmental Research and Sustainability (CIAS). The center is currently being equipped with laboratories for geomatics, climatology, environmental toxicology, instrument calibration, land conservation, water quality and air quality. With these laboratories, UANL facilitates the protection and preservation of natural environments while doing research in many fields of public health. Such research work also fosters cooperation among UANL schools.