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About UoC

About UoC

About UoC

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As a small-scale national university, we understand the importance of strong strategic alliances with other international institutes. Our structural partnerships encourage the exchange of students and professors and contribute to the quality of our education and research. Our main partner universities are regional universities, such as the University of St. Martin (USM), the University of Aruba, the University of the West Indies and Hofstra University in the United States of America, to name a few.

In addition, the University of Curaçao has collaborations with universities and colleges in the Netherlands such as the University of Utrecht, Erasmus University, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), University of Maastricht, Fontys Hogescholen, and Rotterdam Business School.

Offering academic and professional higher education in a broad variety of disciplines, the University of Curaçao focuses mainly on applied research, with a practical approach, meaning that real-life practice is an important component in our academic programs.

The UoC claims a significant role in local society as a knowledge-sharing institute and guardian of local heritage and culture. Aiming at being the leading institute for higher education in the broad Caribbean and Latin American region, the UoC is proud of its multicultural character and diverse academic program. As an institute with international ambitions and credentials, the University of Curaçao builds local strength for a global future.

    • International accreditation of our programs by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO).
    • Study close to home in the pleasant environment of a Caribbean island.
    • The UoC aims at being the leading institute for higher education in the Caribbean and the northern Latin American region.
    • Conducting applied research in the context of the local environment makes studying at the university of Curacao a practical and valuable learning ground for a future career wherever.
    • Personal student approach and excellent student coaching.
    • We are small scale, but with a competitive quality because of our diversity in programs, giving our students the unique opportunity to study in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
    • The UoC has a robust network of partnering universities and educational institutes.
    • Highly qualified academic staff with expertise in diversified professional fields.
Testimonials Cynthia Perez

Testimonials Cynthia Perez

“Studying at the University of Curaçao has given me the opportunity to go to college close to home. The cultural diversity of the students, has given me an amazing international experience, while permitting me to be close to my loved ones."
Cynthia Perez, Aruba (28) – Dean Maris Stella SBO
Testimonials Erwellie Maria

Testimonials Erwellie Maria

“It is an honor for me to have studied at our local university. I've been able to graduate as an IT Database Specialist and have been able to integrate seamlessly into the local job market. A bachelor degree at the UoC is almost a guarantee to get a job.
Erwellie Maria Bac, Curaçao (38) – Functional Application Analyst
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Testimonials Cynthia Perez

Testimonials Cynthia Perez

“Studying at the University of Curaçao has given me the opportunity to go to college close to home. The cultural diversity of the students, has given me an amazing international experience, while permitting me to be close to my loved ones."
Cynthia Perez, Aruba (28) – Dean Maris Stella SBO
Testimonials Erwellie Maria

Testimonials Erwellie Maria

“It is an honor for me to have studied at our local university. I've been able to graduate as an IT Database Specialist and have been able to integrate seamlessly into the local job market. A bachelor degree at the UoC is almost a guarantee to get a job.
Erwellie Maria Bac, Curaçao (38) – Functional Application Analyst
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