The University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC) is committed to become a center of knowledge in the region, which will then be the connecting point between the European continent and the Caribbean and South American regions. Considering the fact that Curaçao is strategically located in the Caribbean and also that the region shares a common history together, provides the UoC with many opportunities for a major role in the region to act as a knowledge center. Both the local as the international student can profit out of this since both are going to get a lot of knowledge which they will be able to take home and share with others. The same also applies to the staff, who through the exchange in the European continent as well as in the region, will be able to get a variety of experiences after sharing with local and international actors. Currently, the UoC has various cooperation agreements with various Dutch institutes. It is the intention to make new regional cooperation agreements to which are of interest for the further development and expansion of knowledge, both for students as for the staff. Thanks to the completion of the accreditation process and the achievement of a positive assessment by the NVAO, the UoC will be considered as an equal partner in negotiations for new cooperation agreements.
The International Office of the UoC will play a central role as organizer and companion to students and staff from abroad, but also to the UoC local students who wants to go abroad. All information will be given by the International Office, who will structure the subministration of information in a most efficient way possible. In addition, the International Office will provide all the information for the disclosure of the possible financial funds students and staff can apply for.
The faculties will however be in charge of informing interested students about the courses that they can follow at the UoC. They will also be in charge of the organization of these courses and the schedule that students and staff can follow. The faculties are also in charge of making new agreements with foreign HEI's for student and staff mobility. The International Office will be informed about these new agreements and will promote these under the staff and students of the university.