Aguascalientes, December 15, 2020.-
On December 9, the General Agreement for Academic, Scientific and Technological Collaboration was signed between the Universidad Panamericana, Campus Aguascalientes and the Center for Research in Food and Development, A.C. (CIAD), public research center of the National Council of Science and Technology. Among the people that accompanied this event we can mention Dr. Jorge Enrique Franco López, vice chancellor of the Aguascalientes Campus and his counterpart, Dr. Pablo Wong González, director of CIAD.

The Vice chancellor or Research, Dr. Ramiro Velázquez Guerrero, established the capacities of our University, highlighting the work carried out by the Research Secretariat, led by Dr. Julieta Domínguez Soberanes, from the School of Gastronomic Business Management. The latter is the youngest in the University and has been strengthened in recent years through research, highlighting the articles that have been published in high-impact journals, as well as the projects funded by both CONACyT and AMEXCID. In addition, technology transfer through its software registry. Therefore, it is expected that this agreement will promote Food Science and Technology research, since it will work in a multidisciplinary way to generate knowledge that can benefit the country and the state of Aguascalientes, seeking social, sustainable transformation and public policies. As well as, allow students to venture into applied research projects, in each of the three programs that the University has: Master in Agrifood Business, Master in Food Development and Innovation and finally, their degree in Gastronomic Business Management.

Undoubtedly, CIAD has a great development in the area of ​​research and development and they showed this during their presentation. Therefore, the most important thing will be to enhance the differences between both institutions to create a synergy that allows us to influence our communities.

Master Mercedes Urzúa, Director of DNG, emphasized the collaborative work that has been carried out with CIAD for 6 months and encouraged researchers to move forward in order to propose new projects.


The agreement provides the general framework for:

to. Jointly carry out scientific research and technology development projects.
b. Development of basic and applied research proposals to be submitted to funding sources.
c. Exchange of information, textbooks, specialized publications and bibliographies, teaching material and multimedia material.
d. Sabbatical stays for postgraduate studies for the scientific staff of both institutions.
and. Joint preparation of articles, publications, monographs and / or textbooks.
F. Holding courses, conferences, seminars, meetings, workshops, congresses, etc., of common interest to both institutions.
g. Facilities to participate in the programs contained in agreements entered into with other institutions that may be of mutual interest.
h. Development of academic programs with joint accreditation.
i. Facilities for enrollment within the academic programs offered by both institutions for teachers.
j. Perform exchange of information from libraries and computer programs respecting the restrictions that exist due to license or copyright.
k. Facilitate the stay of students in order to carry out social service, professional practices, academic stays, thesis and graduate studies.
l. Encourage the exchange of academic staff, either for teaching, research or advisory purposes in the fields of interest to both institutions.