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About the UA

The UA traces its roots back to 1988, when the start of the Faculty of Law (FdR) marked the beginning of the UA’s academic growth. In 1993, the Faculty of Accounting, Finance & Marketing (FEF) started, followed by the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies (FHTMS) in 2005. The UA’s most recent addition is the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) which began in 2009. In the coming years, the UA hopes to continue its expansion by offering cutting edge degree programs to both local and international students.


  • LAW

    The Faculty of Law (FdR) provides academic education and training for the Bachelors and Masters Degree examination in Aruban Law

  • Accounting, Finance and Marketing

    The Faculty for Accounting, Finance and Marketing (FEF) offers acknowledged bachelor programs in applied sciences in Accounting & Finance (HBO-Bedrijfseconomie) and in Marketing (HBO-Commerciële Economie).”

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management

    The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism management (FHTMS) provides business, (non-) government, and professional communities of Aruba and the region with well-trained, qualified graduates in the areas of Aruban Hospitality & Tourism and International Business Management.

  • Arts and Science

    The Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) aims to offer a substantial expansion of the possibilities for higher education in Aruba, as well as the expansion of research and social services in the field of social-cultural studies and humanities.