Financial agreement signed by the European Union and Aruba for SISSTEM projects at the University of Aruba.

ORANJESTAD- On the 26th of March 2019, the Government of Aruba signed a Financial agreement with the EU for the financing of 13.05 million Euros for the Sustainable Island Solutions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SISSTEM) at the University of Aruba.

LTR - Prime Minister mr. Evelyn Wever Croes, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Culture, mr. Xiomara Ruiz-Maduro, the Ambassador of the European Union Mr. Jernej Vedetic and the Minister of Education, Science and Sustainable Development, dr. A. LampeThe project consists of the creation of a new faculty at the University of Aruba in the field of Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The new faculty will offer a bachelor and master degree in sustainability, a PhD program and a research institute. The project also includes a renovated Maria Convent and the curriculum for the new program. The UNDP (United Nations Development Program) together with the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, are the 2 partners who will be executing the program. SISSTEM will provide new opportunities for the young students to attend the STEM faculty while stimulating innovation and diversity in the economy.

In the following link you will find more information regarding SISSTEM

http://www.ua.aw/sisstem/