The first University of Arizona location in South America, UA Lima at Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, will offer six academic paths, including industrial engineering. The site, launching in fall 2019, offers the largest selection of dual degrees of any microcampus to date.
Unique to the UA, microcampuses operate at universities worldwide where students earn both a UA degree and a degree from the partner university. UA and local professors offer the courses collaboratively in a co-teaching environment. Students can complete the degrees entirely in Lima or choose to study at the main campus in Tucson for a summer, a semester or longer.
“Microcampuses provide students worldwide with affordable access to a top-quality education while promoting joint research with international partners,” said Brent White, vice provost for global affairs and dean of global campuses. “Through the microcampus model, we are constantly redefining the international education experience.”
SIE is also partnering with universities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia through UA Global to provide dual degree programs. Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan offers an MS in engineering management, and Sampoerna University in Indonesia is enrolling bachelor's students in industrial engineering.