The University of Aruba (UA) is a modern University offering higher education, research and social services to Aruba and the surrounding regions. Embedded in the Aruban society, the UA is a model in cultural diversity that represents the make-up of the Aruban culture itself, with students from Caribbean, European, Latin, Asian, and American family backgrounds. The current four Faculties and the various University Centers strive to contribute to academic discussion, participate in the sustainable development of Aruba, and promote critical open-minded thinking. Providing these services is a critical part of UA’s mission to give back to the Aruban community.
Our Faculties and Staff
Like the student population, the teaching staff at the UA is made up of a diverse body of dedicated scholars from Aruba and abroad. Working closely together, this team of local and international scholars fosters the academic growth of the almost 600 students attending the UA. Additionally, to promote both faculty and student development, the UA offers a number of critical administrative, facilities, and individual services which are provided by a friendly and supportive UA staff.
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.
Our Degree Programs
The UA offers a number of degree programs that meet the needs of Aruba’s growing society, as well as those of the surrounding regions.
- FDR offers both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Aruban Law, with the possibility for students to specialize in Civil Law, Penal Law, or Public Law.
- FEF offers a Bachelors Degree in both Accounting & Finance and in Marketing.
- FHTMS offers a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and a MBA in International Tourism and International Business.
- FAS offers a Bachelors Degree in Organization, Governance and Management, as well as in Social Work and Development.
- Ph.D. Program offers coaching, support and education for PhD-candidates.
Our Location and Facilities
The main campus of UA is centrally located in downtown Oranjestad within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beaches. Students can enjoy the ambiance of the main campus which is housed in the historic and beautiful de La Salle Building. Each classroom is modern, providing instructors and students with the latest technology to deliver excellence in education. Recently, the UA has begun providing students with opportunities for online education. There is also an expanding Library on the main campus and a fully-equipped Computer Center/Classroom. Our satellite building at the APEX located on L.G. Smith Boulevard houses a number of Centers and Offices that promote academic growth, education and research.
|CC = Computer Center||HRM = Human Resources Management|
|CID = Centre for Information and Documentation||OCC = Office of Coaching and Counseling|
|CLL= Center for Lifelong Learning||OEA = Office of Educational Affairs|
|CQA = Center for Quality Assurance||OIA = Office of International Affairs|
|CRD = Centre for Research and Development||OSA = Office of Student Affairs|
These UA Centers and Offices are helping the UA become a leader in the Caribbean for academic excellence.
The UA is an excellent place to get your education. Small class sizes, excellent faculties, and a friendly staff make the UA a pleasant and fun place to study. We hope you join us to achieve your future dreams!