To promote joint research in the chemical sciences, the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with the Research Center in Sustainable Chemistry (CIQS), signed an agreement with the pharmaceutical company SIGNA.
The legal agreement paves the way to create a research cluster that will allow strategic collaboration between UAEM, UNAM and SIGNA.
This is the first such arrangement that UAEM has participated in, and it will allow the university to strengthen its role in the economy of knowledge, which will have both social and economic benefits.
During the signing ceremony, rector Jorge Olvera García represented UAEM, along with Secretary of Research and Advanced Study Rosario Pérez Bernal and the Director of the UAEM Chemistry Department, Carlos Eduardo Barrera Díaz.
In the ceremony held at the CIQS offices, the UNAM Scientific Research Coordinator William Lee Alardín, the Director of the UNAM Chemistry Institute, Jorge Peón Peralta, and the Director of SIGNA, Óscar Gabriel Vivanco Saavedra, were present and emphasized the benefits that the agreement will have.
They also said that the new partnership represents an important step forward in collaboration between the academy and the private sector, which will benefit the research that takes place at the partner institutions. There are 1,300 students in the undergraduate and graduate chemistry programs and at the CIQS.