Research GIMLA fosters bilateral and multilateral research projects between interested Latin American partners and the University of St.Gallen researchers. Research is fundamental to advance human knowledge and to provide fact-based evidence. GIMLA aims at advancing research projects on highly relevant topics for the Latin American region and tapping into the local expertise and ongoing initiatives in St.Gallen. At the same time, research projects and its underlying networks generate direct synergies with outreach and teaching activities of GIMLA. Thematic working groups are established in order to canalize efforts and provide a collaborative platform. The first one focuses on Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Environments (WISE). A second working group was established to advance research and activities on the Society, Environment and Technology Interrelations (SENTIR).