How did it come about?
The dream was born 10 years ago with a concerned group of young people from Mexico that recognized the enormous importance of creating a space for learning and deal with the social and environmental challenges in Latin America. In turning dreams to reality, we have been joined by hundreds of specialists, educators, change agents and entrepreneurs for the development of an educational model that provides the knowhow to re-design our system. Initially, we founded the Environmental Research and Learning Center (CIAMA) under which we have the official registers of our present Master’s Degree Programs. Furthering the process with CIAMA, we created the University of the Environment (Universidad del Medio Ambiente or UMA), through which we have designed additional Master’s Degree Programs. These programs allow us to cover diverse knowledge areas, enabling us to form a University Community . The UMA is the only university in the country specialized in sustainability, and the only unique space to promote projects of socio-environmental impact.