Research is a means by which the School of Philosophy and Literature nurtures the transmission, dissemination and production of an interest in the study of the humanities. Teachers working for the university develop research related to their teaching by means of transdisciplinary research projects, which are discussions on the humanities that receive support from the Centre for the Support to Research (Centro de Apoyo a la Investigación). These discussions are also open to students who want to enhance their capabilities and skills as researchers. Since problems that belong to our society and culture are dealt with by means of research, the diverse lines of research undertaken in the School of Philosophy and Literature demonstrate how the study of the humanities in the university posses both, a critical and a social function.