The Key to a Brighter Future

March 4, 2021

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The University of St. Martin is a Caribbean-oriented university in Philipsburg, offering students from Sint Maarten/Saint Martin and surrounding Caribbean islands the opportunity to prepare for successful careers in an inspiring environment.
Through high-quality, tailor-made education, training, and research, USM contributes to Sint Maarten/Saint Martin and the region's progress. Join us in this mission!

Education is essential to the success of every one of the 17 sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations.

Education is a powerful agent of change and fundamental for a country’s sustainable socio-economic development. Studies have shown that higher education improves health and livelihoods, contributes to social stability, and drives long-term economic growth.

The University of St. Martin is committed to supporting the development of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin and the Caribbean region by:

— fostering creativity
— promoting entrepreneurship
— contributing to higher-level employment skills
— carrying out societal-relevant research
— improving the dissemination of knowledge to benefit local communities

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) observed that higher education contributes to social and economic development through four primary missions:

— the formation of human capital (mainly through teaching).
— the building of knowledge bases (mainly through research).
— the dissemination and use of knowledge (mainly through interactions with knowledge users).
— the maintenance of knowledge (inter-generational storage and transmission of knowledge).

— Tertiary Education for the Knowledge society – Volume 1 – ISBN 978-92-64-04652-8 © OECD 2008


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