UAGM defined five themed areas covering the different research projects and activities, creative works, and innovation being developed by members of our university community, especially our faculty and students. Identifying and defining these themed areas is part of the implementation process of our Strategic Development Guidelines for the academic years 2021-22 to 2023-24. Here are the five themed areas:
The “reality” of Puerto Rico’s society
Studies about Puerto Rico’s society from critical perspectives that consider complexity and intersectionality from varied multidisciplinary angles. Includes issues such as: democratic theory and praxis, the history of relations with the USA and the international community in its multiple manifestations, as well as studies in culture, race, gender, and equality, among others.
Human development and its dimensions
Factors that influence human development, including improving the quality of life and wellbeing of society and individuals through access to and participation in education, health services, human and psychological services, the administration of justice, social communication media, living in harmony with the environment, with urban spaces and other beings.
Human beings and their natural environment
Studies and multidisciplinary applications stemming from environmental, biological, biomedical, and geophysical sciences, among others, aiming to analyze and understand the implications of the interaction of humans with their milieu or natural environment, including animals.
Integral studies of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including the analysis of internal and external factors that affect the development, performance, and results of entrepreneurial activities, as well as the creation of new businesses in traditional and emerging sectors.
Energy and clean technology
Study and develop scientific and technological advances in renewable energy generation, energy storage, sustainable transportation, use of water resources, improving energy efficiency for industrial and domestic applications, or any other technology that reduces environmental impacts.