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UAUCU: Student Research Exchange Program

April 16, 2018

You are cordially invited to the closing symposium of the 2017-2018 UAUCU//UU student research exchange program on April 19th, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the aula of the University of Aruba (UA).

Students from different disciplines will present the – preliminary – findings of the research they conducted in the past months.

From January until April, a group of students of University of Aruba and University College Utrecht have been collaborating in a multidisciplinary research project. The research interests of the students are diverse but show a common interest in sustainable development in small island states. The students will each give a concise engaging presentation on their research and will engage in discussion with the public. The research papers will be made digitally available on the day of the symposium.

The symposium consists of three parts; the first part from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM focuses on economy, enterprise and policy; the second part from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM focuses on environmental sciences and the third part from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM focuses on culture, belonging and resilience. It is possible to attend only part of the symposium, there will be a break between the sessions.

 3 pm – 4 pm 
  • Eric Mijts: The UAUCU-project 2018.
  • Daniel van Heusden: Starting and operating a sustainable enterprise in Aruba!
  • Xavier Boekhoudt: Policy behind socio-technical innovation: multi-actor policy-making of the Aruban energy transitions.
  • Jay-Mar Gamarra: The perceived economic impact of tourism on Aruba.
  • Luc Lips: Drivers and barriers for environmental innovation in the tourism sector.
 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Annemieke Drost: Coral reef health and citizen science.
  • Emmeline Long: The implications of oil contamination on mangrove ecosystem health.
  • Fabian Timpen and Emma Beroske: Illegal Dumpsites and Their Impact on the Environment.
 5 pm – 6 pm
  • Stephanie: Designing new methods for improving the recruitment procedure at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.
  • Nora Röders: Becoming Aruban? The motives of immigrants on Aruba to apply for Dutch citizenship.
  • Thais Franken: Putting culture and creativity in the heart of the Aruban sustainable development.
 The symposium is free of charge and will be in English.
 [Registration form]


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