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Welcome to the Department of Geography and Geology, a diverse scholarly community of researchers, teachers, students and administrators working to provide regional solutions to global environmental problems. We are proud of our long legacy of quality research, teaching and public engagement and of our position as a regional hub of inter-disciplinary research. Our specialisms span the Geosciences and Humanities and we address some of the most pressing concerns facing the Caribbean today including environmental and climatic change, urban and rural development, coastal dynamics, natural hazards, water resources and environmental management.



Our undergraduate programmes encompass the study of the earth, its structure and physical properties as well as the complex relationships between people and their environments. 

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Recent News

Prof. Sion Mitchell is the 2023 recipient of the Prestigous W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award

In a ground-breaking achievement for Caribbean academia, Professor Simon Mitchell of the Department of Geography and Geology is the 2023 recipient of the 2023 W.

July 05, 2023

Upcoming Events

Sep 16

Coastal Cleanup Day

Venue: Sturridge Park, Palisadoes
Sep 01

Online Academic Advising

Venue: via Zoom


Student looking through microscope

Our Department undertakes world-class interdisciplinary research

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The Geology Museum

The University of the West Indies Geology Museum (UWIGM) is located on the ground floor of the De la Beche Building, Department of Geography and Geology. The UWIGM was established in 1969 as a facility to house Department's geological collections, and was opened to the public in 1970.

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