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In its 2020 Vision, the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) mentions as one of its characteristic features being an institution recognized nationally and internationally as a center of scientific, humanistic, cultural and technological development, for its relevant contributions to the development of the knowledge, culture, technology and innovation, to the construction of schools of thought, to the sustainable human development of Nuevo León and Mexico.

In this sense, the research work carried out in the UANL has the mission of promoting and promoting scientific and technological research on issues related to sustainability, in order to ensure that the University is consolidated as a pole of sustainable development.

Currently, UANL has 264 Academic Bodies (CA) composed of 1,778 professors who develop research in the 704 lines of knowledge generation and application (LGAC). Of the 264 existing Academic Bodies, 181 are related to issues related to sustainability, representing 68.56% of the total.

Among the research activities carried out at the UANL, the increase in the number of professors assigned to the National System of Researchers (SNI-CONACYT), which aims to increase in recent years, stands out promote and strengthen, through evaluation, the quality of scientific and technological research, and the innovation that occurs in the country. A reflection of the high level research related to sustainability that is developed in the UANL can be observed through the work of these researchers since the 804 researchers belonging to the National System of Researchers.

Undoubtedly an indispensable component that goes hand in hand with scientific work in any of its disciplines is the infrastructure and equipment available, in this sense the UANL currently has 40 research centers and institutes dedicated to the study of science , culture and art, within which various investigations related to sustainability issues are carried out; However, in order to reaffirm its commitment to scientific research focused on the field of Sustainability, the UANL created the Center for Environmental Research for Sustainability (CIAS) which is currently in the process of equipping and will house Geomatics laboratories Environmental, Climatology, Toxicology and Environmental Risk, Calibration and Maintenance of Measuring Instruments, Air Quality, Soil and Water, which will allow different investigations in different fields of public and environmental health, as well as the care and recovery of natural environments , in addition to encouraging collaboration between researchers from different UANL faculties that work in these disciplinary fields.