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A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HUMANITIES SUBSYSTEM IN

UNIVERSITY CITY


Coordination of Humanities

INDEX

CoHu

www.humanidades.unam.mx

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Institute of Philological Research

IIFl

www.iifilologicas.unam.mx

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Institute of Philosophical Research

IIFs

www.filosoficas.unam.mx

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Institute of Aesthetic Research

IIE

www.esteticas.unam.mx

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Institute of Social Research

IIS

www.iis.unam.mx

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Institute of Economic Research

IIEc

www.iiec.unam.mx

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Institute of Juridical Research

IIJ

www.juridicas.unam.mx

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Institute of Historical Research

IIH

www.historicas.unam.mx

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Institute of Bibliographical Research

IIB

www.iib.unam.mx

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www.iisue.unam.mx

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www.iia.unam.mx

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www.cele.unam.mx

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www.bioetica.unam.mx

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PUED

www.pued.unam.mx

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CEIICH

www.ceiich.unam.mx

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CIEG

www.pueg.unam.mx

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www.iibi.unam.mx

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Institute of Research on the University and the Education Institute of Anthropological Research Foreign Languages Teaching Center/ National School of Languajes, Linguistics and Translation University Program in Bioethics University Program in Development Studies Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities Center for Research and Gender Studies Institute of Research on Library and Information Sciences

IISUE IIA CELE/ ENALLT

PUB

IIBI

Center for Research on North America

CISAN

www.cisan.unam.mx

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Center for Research on Latin America & The Caribbean

CIALC

www.cialc.unam.mx

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University Program of Studies in Cultural and Intercultural Diversity

PUIC

www.nacionmulticultural.unam.mx

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HUMANITIES

SOCIAL SCIENCES


COORDINACIÓN DE HUMANIDADES

Coordination of Humanities (CoHu)

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reated in 1945, the Coordination of Humanities has the purpose of promoting the research carried out in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University, thus stimulating the academic development and the advancement of the 26 entities that form the subsystem. It promotes the relationship between university entities and departments, as well as with higher education, cultural, governmental and non-governmental institutions, both in Mexico and abroad, in order to consolidate the leading position of theoretical and applied research in the disciplines within its field. It participates permanently in the identification of priority issues and problems for the development of the nation, with the aim of offering solutions and implementing programs of knowledge and information dissemination in the humanistic and social spheres. The Coordination of Humanities includes 11 institutes, eight centers, five university programs and two academic units. In University City (CU), there are 19 of its entities; Off campus, but in Mexico City are located: the University Program for Human Rights (Coyoacán, Mexico City), the University Program for Studies of the City (Downtown, Mexico City), the University Program for Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Studies (Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City), the Casa de las Humanidades (Coyoacán, Mexico City) and the Casa Universitaria del Libro (Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City), while in the inside of the republic are located five other entities.

It executes the decisions taken by the Humanities Technical Council and it serves as the National Point of Contact in Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities for the Framework Horizon 2020 and Program for Research and Development of the European Union. Some of its responsibilities include different support programs for research: postdoctoral scholarships, cooperation, academic exchange and stays in other institutions. In addition, it provides high school students with the Youth towards Humanities and Social Science Research Program, and it offers the general public the Humanindex Information System, which accounts for all the bibliographical production of the researchers. It also has an Editorial Program that houses the most important collections of UNAM traditions, created to support research and teaching.

It disseminates the richness of the Subsystem through various academic activities in the spaces and venues of the University. On this journey, we present the departments located within University City.

*The acronyms belong to the names in Spanish

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exican culture is the result of the fusion of the Greek, Latin, Hispanic and American Indian literature. This Institute aims to study this literature and it is organized in eight research sections: Center for Literary Studies, Center for Classical Studies, Center for Hispanic Linguistics, Center for Mayan Studies, Center for Poetry, Indigenous Language Seminar, Ecdotics Seminar and Hermeneutics Seminar. The Institute was created in 1973 by Dr. Ruben Bonifaz Nuño, and it unites the four centers that were a part of the Coordination of the Humanities which were linked, in one way or another, to philological research. The Institute’s portal houses 81 years of New Spain research. Among them, the project about the royal botanical expedition to New Spain between 1787 and 1803 gathers the work of a multidisciplinary group of 50 specialists mostly from the Institutes of Philology and Biology, with the aim to study each species and reassess the expedition and transcendence of the scientific work of Jose Mariano Mociño. This entity participates in the graduate programs of Linguistics, Mesoamerican Studies, Literature and the Master’s in Teaching for Secondary Education (MADEMS), in collaboration with the School of Philosophy and

Literature, the Center for Foreign Education and nine other UNAM departments in the MADEMS.

In a joint project with the National School of Higher Studies, Morelia Unit, and the School of Philosophy and Literature, the Institute of Philological Research developed the curriculum for the new undergraduate program on Intercultural Literature, whose objective is to study Mexican culture through literature, based on the Hispanic, classic and indigenous traditions that conform the country’s identity. The Institute publishes nine collections of books and journals: Acta Poetica, Anuario de Letras, Estudios de Cultura Maya, Estudios Mesoamericanos, Literatura Mexicana, Medievalia, Nova Telvs and Tlalocan.

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FILOLÓGICAS

Institute of Philological Research (IIFl)


INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FILOSĂ“FICAS

Institute of Philosophical Research (IIFs)

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t cultivates 14 research areas and it is dedicated to producing original knowledge in philosophy in an argued, rigorous, clear and systematic manner, training and updating professors and researchers, and to disseminating philosophical knowledge. Its subjects of study are epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, philosophy of science, the mind, religion, law and language; philosophy in Mexico, political philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of history and intellectual history, as well as logics and metaphysics. Its academic personnel participates in the training of human resources for research and teaching, as well as in the creation of curricula and programs for secondary, undergraduate and graduate education throughout the country. It cooperates intensely with the teaching practice of the colleges and schools at UNAM, in particular, the School of Philosophy and Literature, with whom it shares responsibility for the graduate programs in Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.

Its 70 individual and collective research projects include: Abstraction, reasoning and argumentation; Emotion and cognition; Genomic, race and mixing in Latin America: a comparative approach; Epistemology and Valuation. The first person and its perceptions; Conceptual problems of the biological basis of mind and language; Liberalism in Mexico: history, theory and contemporary issues; Limits of trust: justice, law and civic culture; and Alternatives for teaching and learning topics and contents of science and technology in intercultural contexts, are a few of these projects.

The Institute carries out summer and sabbatical stays for academics of other institutions and its researchers participate in national and international academic networks.

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he Institute of Aesthetic Research has the purpose to study the history, theory and criticism of the arts, as well as the conservation and defense of the artistic national patrimony in its Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Modern and Contemporary periods. Its origins date back to 1935, when the renowned art historian Manuel Toussaint founded the Art Laboratory. Its subjects of study are architecture, visual arts, film, photography, music, dance, literature and theatre. Thus contributing to the humanistic national and international culture, in the research areas it currently develops: indigenous, colonial, modern, contemporary, and world art and artistic thought. Some of its projects are: Pre-Hispanic mural painting in Mexico; Challenge to stability, artistic processes in Mexico 1952-1967; Art and architecture of the North missions of New Spain; Multiple space and the ethos of performance;

Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement in architecture (DOCOMOMO); Labyrinths of power, the new statute of Tajin in the beginnings of the Late Classic Period, among others. The Institute collaborates with the School of Philosophy and Literature in the graduate program in Art History. It also participates in the bachelor’s degree in Art History taught at the National School of Higher Studies in Morelia (ENES-Morelia) and in the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca, one of the states and regions with the most artistic and cultural richness in the country, where the Institute also has a branch that carries out the tasks of research and dissemination.

The Institute supports research through areas, such as the Justino Fernandez Library, the Manuel Toussaint Photographic Archive, which holds an important record of p h o tographic materials, both digital and analogue, as well as multimedia material, mainly related to Mexican art in all its periods, and the Laboratory for Artwork Diagnostics.

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ESTÉTICAS

Institute of Aesthetic Research (IIE)


INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES SOCIALES

Institute of Social Research (IIS)

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reated on April 11, 1930, it has the mission to carry out the scientific study of the social sciences field based on a diversity of analytical frameworks, perspectives and methodologies. It is the oldest of the 16 institutes and research centers ascribed to the Coordination of Humanities. Some of its fundamental activities are research and human resource training via teaching and introduction to research. They are carried out by 91 researchers through individual and collective projects. The Institute of Social Research is divided into the following research areas: Agrarian Studies, Education and Science Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, Social Actors and Processes, Population and Demographic

Studies, Society and Culture, and Political Institutions. In addition, it has permanent research seminars with institutional recognition. Within UNAM, the Institute is the academic entity that participates in the graduate programs of: Business Administration, Political and Social Sciences and Urban Planning. Its applied Social Research and Opinion Studies Unit (UDESO) collaborates with the departments and institutions inside and outside of UNAM. Some of them are: the Ministry of State, the Chief Audit Office, the Mexican Bank, the System for Integral Family Development, the National Electoral Institute, the Mexican Youth Institute, the National Human Rights Commission, the Museo de la Luz and the Universum Science Museum. The IIS publishes: Revista Mexicana de Sociología (RMS), Revista de Investigación Social (RIS) and Discurso.

One of its highlights is the Photographic Archive of Indigenous Mexico, with more than 5, 000 images by Raúl Estrada Discua and Enrique Hernández Morones.

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The radio program Momento económico, la economía y usted highlights debates in conjuncture topics that involve Mexican society of national and international interest, such as the food crisis, indigenous remittances and labor reform.

he Institute of Economic Research (IIEc) is the best place to gain a deeper understanding of the economic policies of the country, the remittances from a macroeconomic point of view, the situation of some of the largest companies in Mexico or the analysis of the territorial sustainable development in Mexico. Founded in late November of 1940, the IIEc develops academic programs in collaboration with the graduate programs in Economics and Latin American Studies. Its academic work is carried out by 121 researchers and technical academics and has been organized in 14 research units: World, Industrial, Primary Sector, Urban and Regional Economy, Applied, Labor, Technology, Fiscal, Financial, Education, Science and Technology, And Energy Sector Economy, Economic History, Development Political Economy, Environmental, Knowledge and Development Economy, Fiscal and Public Sector Studies. With a special focus on Mexican economy, the Prospective Macroeconometric Analysis Coordination is located within the Institutes’s academic structure. The IIEc carries out extension activities through the Center for Continuous Education.

The Institute publishes the journals: Ola Financiera, Problemas del Desarrollo and Economía UNAM, and it has a vast book production.

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ECONÓMICAS

Institute of Economic Research (IIEc)


INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES JURĂ?DICAS

Institute of Juridical Research (IIJ)

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he Institute of Juridical Research (IIJ) carries out research in the following areas: Rights, migration and mobility; Roman law and romanist tradition; Law and informal economy; Methodology of juridical research and teaching of law; Energy Matter; Towards an international rule of law; Institutions, political representation and democracy; Public policies and development, economic analysis of the law and economic competitiveness; Promotion and protection of the rights of children; Accusatory criminal system in Mexico, and Legislative transparency, accountability and democracy. The Institute publishes 12 periodic journals and multiple books and collections available online. Some of the lines cultivated by its 100 researchers are: State reform; Public and Private Powers; Discrimination; Democracy Theory; Legal Protection; Rights of People and Family; Administration of Justice; Coastal and Maritime Zones; Environmental Indigenous Rights; Parliamentary Law; and Control of Power, among others of great importance for the understanding and improvement of the national and international judicial practice. It also has a Legislation and Jurisprudence Documentation Unit, whose objective is the compilation, analysis and systematization of legislative and jurisprudential

documentation, in Mexico and abroad, that spans 60 years. In addition, the UNAM-JURE system is one of the most important legislative databases in the country. Other systems of information developed by the Institute are de CFE-JURE and the DF-JURE, as well as others related to electoral, labor, and constitutional information.

Some of its highlights include the virtual law and video libraries, as well as the TV channel TV Juridicas (www.juridicas.unam. mx/tvjuridicas/), which make available to law students a series of indispensable materials. During the last year, the domain juridicas. unam.mx received about 18,200,000 visits, of which, approximately, ten per cent came from 170 countries. The doctoral program operated by the IIJ trains researchers in the field of judicial knowledge. Its academic personnel also participates in diverse teaching programs at UNAM, as well as in courses, certificate degrees and master’s programs for personnel of governmental institutions in collaboration with academic entities throughout the country.

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ounded in 1945 by a renowned group of historians, professors of the School of Philosophy and Literature, in order to guide the studies of the past, particularly of Mexico, and to contribute to the generation of historiographic knowledge of the highest quality. Its 57 researchers and 20 academic technicians generate original knowledge about the Indigenous Cultures History, Colonial History, Modern and Contemporary History and World History. All of which have positioned the Institute as one of the points of reference for research. History and Memory of the Indigenous People of America; Political and Economic History of the Church in Mexico; Children as Economic Actors in Mexico City: Education, Labor and Child Consumption, 1940-1970; Development of the Veracruz Bay, 16th-21st Centuries: Environmental and Patrimonial Impact; Environmental Impact of the Harbor Infrastructure; Conceptions of Time and Space in Pre-Hispanic Mexico; Mesoamerican and New Spain food Systems in the 16th Century; Power Bonds in Colonial Mexico, Kinship, Affinity and Patronage in the Elite of New Spain in the 17th Century; History of Credit and Banking in Mexico; Urban and Environmental History in Mexico City, 19th and 20th Centuries; Health, Hygiene and Reconstruction of Mexico City, 1890-1940; French Looks on the Medieval History of the Iberian Peninsula:

An Historiographic Revision, 17th to19th Centuries; and Atlantic Powers: Technology and Naval Power, 1689-1815. Among its new projects are, The history of México and the United States in the second half of the 20th Century; The history of the territory and the territoriality, and the history of the representation of the indigenous peoples and the nation-state in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

The Support for Research and Historic Dissemination Program allows students to implement the knowledge and abilities learned in their field and shares the work of researchers with the public. Several of its academics participate in the Bachelor’s degree in History, as well as the graduate degrees in History and Architecture. The entity is part of the academic committees of Ethnohistory, Archeology, Latin American Studies, Hispanic Literature, Architecture and Sociology. The Institute participates in the History Olympics of Mexico. In addition to specialized books, the Institute publishes the journals: Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl, Estudios de Historia Novohispana, Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México, and the newsletter Históricas.

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES HISTÓRICAS

Institute of Historical Research (IIH)


INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES BIBLIOGRĂ FICAS

Institute of Bibliographical Research (IIB)

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The National Library safeguards and preserves the bibliographical memory of Mexico. It is the maximum bibliographical repository of the country: its archive holds and conserves more than 1,250,000 books and documents. Its Reserved Collection is the most important in Mexico and includes 173 incunabula.

t has the mission to generate knowledge about the written tradition in Mexico, located in the bibliographic and hemerographic patrimony of Mexico through the archives of the National Library and the Newspaper Archive, both entrusted to the University by the State in 1929. UNAM created the Institute of Bibliographical Research in 1967 to conserve, organize, catalogue, preserve, disseminate and study these archives. Its facilities are located in the Cultural Zone of University City and, in order to fulfill its duties, it has 26 researchers and 80 academic technicians. The Cantares Mexicanos manuscript is among the patrimonial treasures of the National Library. It is studied by a seminar coordinated by the researchers at IIB, with the participation of specialists from the Institutes of Historical and Philological Research and the School of Higher Studies — Acatlan (FES Acatlan), all part of UNAM, as well as the National Anthropology and History Institute and the College of Mexico. The Institute collaborates with members of the Institute of Historical Research and the University of Cantabria on the Mexico and Spain Liberal Culture interinstitutional seminar. The IIB is also home to the seminars on New Spanish Literary Culture, Mexican Bibliography of the 19th Century, and Bibliology..

In its Mexican Room contains prints made in the country, from 1554 to 1821. The IIB publishes its research and newsletter electronically to achieve a larger distribution and have a higher impact among diverse social sectors. The National Digital Newspaper Archive system and the digitalization of the National Digital Library are proof that the entity is at the forefront in terms of technology. The extension duties of the IIB are enriched with the intense participation in dissemination spaces, such as the Mining Palace Book Fair.

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he Institute of Research on the University and Education is a reflecting multidisciplinary space with the purpose of generating rigorous and relevant knowledge about the University and education in all of its facets, periods and trends. The academic work is made possible by researchers of renowned national and international trajectories and with the support of a team of professionals from different backgrounds. The Institute covers five areas of research: Curriculum, Training and Linkage; Sociocultural Diversity in Education; History of Education and Culture; Education Policies, and Theory and Educational Thought. Its results contribute to the discussion of diverse topics and issues central to the development of the country and that position the Institute as a national and international point of reference in the field of education and University research.

The IISUE safeguards the UNAM Historic Archive (AHUNAM), a privileged space for the safekeeping of the historical memory of our institution and the country. Testimonies and documents are preserved and made available and include the origins of the University with the New Spain schools, to the schools and colleges that were built throughout the 20th century, as well as relevant information from different moments in Mexico’s history. The program has a specialized library and a database, available for expert advising, researching and access to books and publications about its research lines. It publishes two journals: Perfiles Educativos, a quarterly publication that is a leader in the generation of knowledge in educational research, with more than 35 years of non-stop existence and with digital access to all its volumes, and the Revista Iberoamericana de Educacion Superior, in digital format, which aims to reflect the state of the research in higher education in this geographic region.

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE LA UNIVERSIDAD Y LA EDUCACIĂ“N

Institute of Research on the University and Education (IISUE)


INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ANTROPOLĂ“GICAS

Institute of Anthropological Research (IIA)

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nthropology is the science that studies human societies and their changes throughout time, in its cultural, social and biological spheres.

The Instiute deepens the knowledge of archaeology, ethnology, physical and linguistic anthropology, tangible and intangible cultural patrimony of urban and rural societies, mainly in America, from its origins to present times. Several projects of the Institute of Anthropological Research are made in collaboration with institutes and centers at UNAM, in Mexico and abroad. Physical anthropologists focus on the biological history of our species and its correlation with the environment. Its main research lines are grouped into population genetics, health and nutrition in ancient and contemporary groups, human ontogeny, forensic anthropology, physical activity and sport studies. Ethnologists study social identities; indigenous ontologies and interethnic relations; religiousness, myths

and rituals; processes of cultural continuity and change; gender studies; Mesoamerican ethnohistory and cultural semiotics, among others. Archeologists study the material remains of ancient societies to learn about the way of life of its populations, their natural environment, their survival activities, networks of exchange and commerce, government forms and neighbor relations. Lastly, linguists research the relationship between language and its speakers, its evolution, its grammar and the description of abstract concepts. It also created linguistic models for the revitalization and teaching of languages like Nahuatl, Otomi, Huasteco, Purepecha, Maya and Huave, among others. In collaboration with the School of Philosophy and Literature, the Institute is the entity responsible for the graduate program in Anthropology and it participates as an academic entity that co-manages the recently created bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, as well as the graduate degrees in Music and Industrial Design at UNAM. It holds one of the best specialized libraries in anthropological topics in the country, ten labs (one of linguistics, the rest to support archeological and anthropophysics research) and one branch in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas (PROIMMSE) dedicated to the study of Southeast Mexico and the Central American Isthmus.

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Foreign Languages Teaching Center (CELE)

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On March 24, 2017, the University Council approved transforming the Center into the National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation (ENALLT), in order to respond to the growing need to train professionals in these fields of study. It will offer two new degrees: Translation, and Applied Linguistics, and will continue as a center of international certifications of: German, Chinese, French, English, Italian and Portuguese.

he CELE has had the purpose to develop and propel the teaching and learning of foreign languages in different modalities; certification, training and updating human resources; research applied linguistics, and the extension and dissemination of these quality services to Mexican society in general and the UNAM community in particular, in order for them to achieve their academic, labor and professional development. It carries out research in applied linguistics that responds to the needs of teaching while boosting the development of research in multiple areas and disciplines that are involved in this field of knowledge. With approximately 650 groups, it serves more than 16,000 students of the schools and colleges on campus and from the external schools that are part of UNAM. The CELE currently teaches 16 languages: German, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Korean, French, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish and Basque, and Nahuatl. With 50 years of existence, it participates with the Institute of Philological Research (IIFI) and the School of Philosophy and Literature (FFyL) in the graduate program in Linguistics at UNAM and it facilitates the academic-administrative infrastructure of the Master’s program in Applied Linguistics.

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ESCUELA NACIONAL DE LENGUAS, LINGÜÍSTICA Y TRADUCCIÓN (ENALLT)

National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation (ENALLT)


PROGRAMA UNIVERSITARIO DE BIOÉTICA

University Program in Bioethics (PUB)

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exico is facing the challenge to improve and boost, based on ethic principles, its national health systems, biomedical and biotechnological research, as well as to consolidate a model for a sustainable and just development that preserves the environment and biodiversity in a responsible manner. Therefore, the main objective of the University Program in Bioethics is to develop and promote interdisciplinary research, as well as teaching and disseminating activities that promote a social debate about the dilemmas of bioethics that is, at once, scientific and philosophically rigorous, secular and plural. Thus, it looks to create a culture of responsibility that promotes the respect of human rights, cultural diversity, the environment and the species with whom we share the planet.

Its researchers have diverse backgrounds and come from different entities within UNAM and from other institutions in Mexico and abroad. They develop research that allows them to analyze the ethical, social and environmental consequences in six areas: Biomedicine, Biotechonology, Environment and relations with other animals, Civil and political-judiciary problems, Applied neurosciences and Evolutionary basis of ethics.

Its lines of academic work are: Medical and Biomedical Ethics; Biotechnological Research and Development Ethics; Ecoethics and Zooethics; Social Bioethics; Neuroethics; Bioethics and Evolution.

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reated in 2011, the University Program in Development Studies consolidates and promotes multidisciplinary research about the changes related to development to effect change in human growth knowledge from an innovative, sustainable and multicultural perspective. Its work is focused on boosting collegiate and interdisciplinary work and on cultivating the scientific and humanistic traditions that allow it to enrich its identity and position within the National Autonomous University of Mexico. It main research lines are: Inequality, Regional Development; Poverty, Marginalization and Social Lag; Social Security and Welfare Systems; Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Public Policies; New Agendas and the Social Risks for Development; Social groups and Rights Agendas; Health and Development; and Methods and Techniques for Social Research.

As a part of the Coordination of Humanities, it looks to develop, support and promote the theoretical research and practice about the joint agendas linked to development categories.

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PROGRAMA UNIVERSITARIO DE ESTUDIOS DEL DESARROLLO

University Program in Development Studies (PUED)


CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES INTERDISCIPLINARIAS EN CIENCIAS Y HUMANIDADES

Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities (CEIICH)

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he Center integrates, coordinates, promotes and carries out interdisciplinary academic projects in the fields of science and humanities. It was created on January 20, 1986 as the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Humanities, and on April 28, 1995, it was appointed with the tasks of incorporating the sciences (CEIICH). The Center is committed to research focused on building bridges between the sciences, the social sciences and the humanities to disentangle complex problems and realities. Currently, the research projects are grouped into 11 programs: History of Science; Science and Technology; Social Sciences and Literature; Cyber Culture and the Development of Communities of Knowledge; Visual Studies; the World in the 19th Century; Cities, Management, Territory and Environment; Production of Basic Goods and Services; Power, Subjectivity and Culture; Law and Society and Feminist Research. All are committed to the

generation of original knowledge, the analysis and the proposal of the solutions to issues in the national and international sphere. The Center has stimulated the training of new generations, academic meetings with national and international specialists, and a vast editorial and peer reviewed journal production. Therefore, the CEIICH also contributes to the institutional efforts for strengthening scientific and humanistic culture.

Considering that the different concepts of knowledge integration and articulation are not excluding but complementary, the CEIICH promotes, applies and disseminates the approach provided by interdisciplinary research.

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PROGRAMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTUDIOS DE GÉNERO

Center for Research and Gender Studies (CIEG)

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The CIEG contributes to the knowledge and transformation of the relationship between men and women, through strategies and academic proposals that serve the social demands and issues from a vast perspective that promotes the construction of equity and gender democracy.

riginated from the University Program of Gender Studies, it obtained its category of Center on December 2016. Its objective is to carry out and promote research activities with its own theoretical and methodological developments, gender perspective, inside and outside the UNAM. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach to areas linked to equity, human rights and the elimination of gender violence through teaching, linkage, training and extension activities. Its purpose is to link gender studies to other critical perspectives with the aim of understanding, collectively and in a plural and interdisciplinary manner, the diverse forms in which women and socially underrepresented groups contribute to the processes that configure the construction of citizenship and national culture. It has established specific lines of research and knowledge production that are related to migration, exile, violence and justice, as well as the construction of new concepts for space, culture, mobility, identity and citizenship, immersed in the exacerbated modernization processes. Its internal academic project includes the articulation of hard data and the implementation of measures for achieving equity and offering pedagogical modalities that shed light into areas where power relations need to be transformed.

The CIEG, located on the seventh floor of the Tower of Humanities II, offers two certificates annually: Gender Relations: Building Equity Between Women and Men, and Sexual Diversity; as well as academic stays, workshops and seminars. On a graduate level, it created and strengthened the Graduate Interdisciplinary Orientation in Gender and Cultural Studies, offering the nucleus of this option to 12 graduate degrees at UNAM. Throughout the last ten years, the program has boosted education intervention projects in diverse government entities throughout the country, such as the Ministry of Education, the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense, the Supreme Court, and the Electoral Tribunal of the Supreme Court, among others. Also, it propelled a culturalpedagogic proposal to the interior of the Female Center for Social Rehabilitation (Cefereso) of Santa Marta Acatitla. These projects have allowed the program to join efforts and contribute to the transformation of reality.

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ibrary Research aim to understand and study information, the materials that constitute it and the environment where it is used with the purpose of improving the quality and quantity of information that society needs. The Institute of Research on Library and Information Sciences was founded on March 30, 2012 and it has 28 researchers and 26 academic technicians. It is a part of the Subsystem of Humanities and it has the objectives to: carry out theoretical and applied research; increase the general knowledge of these fields; develop multi and transdisciplinary research; contribute solutions to national and world problems linked to Library Sciences and Information based on research; creation of public policies and social interventions; support the training of human resources specialized in higher education; disseminate and promote the research done by the Institute in the country and abroad; and to support and advise UNAM on issues related to this field. The Institute is divided in nine areas: Organization of Information and Knowledge; Technologies of Information and Knowledge; Information, Knowledge and Society; Metrics for Information and Scientific Knowledge; Users of Information; Reading; Services and Information Resources; Library Sciences Education and History and Fundamentals

of Library Sciences and Information Studies. These areas include 42 lines of research, where there are 20 individual and nine collective projects. To carry out the academic activities of research and the creation of a graduate program in Library Sciences and Information Studies, the Institute has a highly specialized library with 20,543 books, 24,680 periodicals and 1,918 theses, among other materials. It has 80 monograph titles published by the Institute.

In addition, it publishes the journal Library Sciences Research, which has been integrated into the main indexes given its quality, such as Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), the Index of Mexican Journals in Science and Technology of the National Council for Science and Technology, and the Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA).

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES BIBLIOTECOLĂ“GICAS Y DE LA INFORMACIĂ“N

Institute of Research on Library and Information Sciences (IIBI)


CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE AMÉRICA DEL NORTE

Center for Research on North America (CISAN)

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he Research Center on North America has its origins, firstly, in the University Program on the United States of America and, secondly, on the Center for Research on the United States of America (CISEUA). However, there was an imperative need to deepen the knowledge about the dynamics of integration, in the regional and global scale, which resulted in the systematic study of Canada. It was then that the Center’s name was changed to its current denomination. into six main research lines: Security and Governability; Economic, Integration and Development Processes; Migration and Borders; Identities and Cultural Processes; Actors, Structures and Social Processes; and Political Ideas and Institutions. Its faculty gives courses in the graduate program at the School of Political and Social Sciences, in the master’s degree in US-Mexico Studies at the School of Higher Studies (FES) Acatlán, and in the Schools of Law, Economy, Accounting and Business Administration, Philosophy and Literature. Its publications include the journals North America and Voices of Mexico, in both print and electronic form.

The CISAN has the initiative to boost and implement important research networks about North America and its relation to the world, looking to strategically insert its activities in the theoretical and conceptual trends in order to respond to an increasing need for new knowledge derived from the transformations in the economic, political, social and cultural spheres. With 24 researchers and 20 academic technicians, the CISAN organizes its individual and collective projects

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he Research Center on Latin America & The Caribbean (CIALC) is the academic space that carries out UNAM’s Latin Americanist vocation. The CIALC has linked the knowledge of the reality in Mexico with that of Latin America and the Caribbean. This interest for Latin America results from the understanding that the region is marked by similarities and parallelisms; that it has been born out of common origins and that it is the product of converging historical processes, through which, without a common intention, similar responses have emerged to parallel problems. This is why the CIALC contributes to the creation of a better and increased knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean through study of the region, always from an independent and critical perspective, which helps to build a better understanding of its reality.

The tasks of the Center are: a) to conduct research about Latin America and the Caribbean; b) disseminate the studies about the region that are done at UNAM and in Mexico; c) contribute to the formation of academic personnel qualified in the field; d) support the academic and research activities at UNAM and other national institutions and e) promote the development of Latin American studies in the country and abroad.

From an interdisciplinary perspective, the CIALC has generated a new agenda for research about the topics that have gained great relevance in the past years, such as migration, human rights, cultural traditions and others.

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE

Center for Research on Latin America & The Caribbean (CIALC)


PROGRAMA UNIVERSITARIO DE ESTUDIOS DE LA DIVERSIDAD CULTURAL Y LA INTERCULTURALIDAD

Universtiy Program of Studies in

Cultural and Intercultural Diversity (PUIC)

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t has the objective to generate, develop and promote the knowledge of cultural diversity and interculturality in Mexico and other regions, to use new theoretical and methodological perspectives, and implement the most innovative and relevant resources for these tasks. Through the digital platform Toda la UNAM en Linea, the program allows students and the general public to access its digital archives, publications and works, fulfilling one of its main purposes: to build information systems with free access to these materials. The PUIC is working to make the course Mexico, Multicultural Nation available online. The course is the only one taught in all 15 colleges and in two high schools of the UNAM Sciences and Humanities School. The databases of Indigenous People and Megaprojects Development in Latin America can also be accessed online.

The Digital Library of Mexican Traditional Medicine is a highlight of the program. This library is integrated by a specialized dictionary with 1,200 terms. Also, the Atlas of Plants was created through field work and includes 1,046 specialized monographs and the collection of traditional medicine of indigenous communities. Among the countries that access these content are: Mexico, several Latin American countries, the United States, Spain, Ukraine, Finland and New Zealand. Currently, the program is working on the digitalization of more than 100,000 materials to guarantee the public access to this information. The document patrimony, dating back to 1940, is composed of letters, books, newspapers and journals, among other materials.

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University Program of Studies in Cultural and Intercultural Diversity

OLD GRADUATE UNIT University Program in Bioethics University Program in Development Studies

HUMANITIES TOWER II Center fo Research on North America

Center for Research on Latin America & The Caribbean


Dr. Enrique Luis Graue Wiechers Rector

Dr. Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas General Secretary

Eng. Leopoldo Silva Gutiérrez Administrative Secretary

Dr. Alberto Ken Oyama Nakagawa Secretary of Institutional Development

M. Javier de la Fuente Hernández Secretary for the Attention to the University Community

Dr. Mónica González Contró General Lawyer

Dr. Domingo Alberto Vital Díaz Coordinator of Humanities

Dr. César A. Domínguez Pérez-Tejada Director of the Public Communication of Science Office

Text: M. Phil. Rosalba Namihira Guerrero, DGDC, with information from the Subsystem of Humanities and Social Sciences Research and Statistical Agenda UNAM 2015. Translation: Inés Familiar Miller / Alejandra Vega Design: Rosario G. Fajardo H./ Lucía Itzel Guerrero Zamudio. Logistical support: Teresita de Jesús Mendiola Quiroz. Photography: Ernesto Navarrete, DGDC / Subsystem of Humanities and Social Sciences Research. Total or partial image reproduction for purposes other than for UNAM is forbidden without the written permission of the DGDC.


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