The University of Aruba offers three innovative BSc. programs in the Sustainable Islands Solutions through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Bio-environmental Sciences; Information and Data Sciences; and Technology and Engineering. The University of Aruba offers this program in cooperation with renowned partners such as the KU Leuven (Belgium). It focuses on sustainable development within the context of small island states. This three-year, 180 credit BA-STEM program is designed to prepare the next generation of engineers, analysts, policymakers, and researchers for the challenges facing the achievement of sustainable development. It is based on a curriculum that combines a thorough and broad foundation in STEM-theory with applied practice in small island states.

In general, the graduates will qualify for BA-level positions in laboratories, industry, the public sector, and environmental and developmental agencies. Due to the nature of the program, the graduates will have a sufficiently broad background to adapt to and develop in a wide variety of medium and high-level positions. The specialization will co-determine the graduates’ competitiveness for more specialized positions.

The bachelor STEM focusing on sustainable development in small island states offers a broad basis for participating candidates that allows the students to develop knowledge and skills in STEM fields and specialize in one specific area of study. The program’s diversification is primarily rooted in international and regional exchange for lab-work, specialization, and fieldwork in collaboration with UA’s partners. Student mobility is vital in achieving this diversification in the 180 credits program. The language of the program is English.

SISSTEM provides the (research) skills and disciplines, supported by its research center and laboratories, within the scope of achieving sustainable development, focusing on sustainable energies, bio-environmental awareness, sustainable technology, and engineering well as informatics and data sciences.
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