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The UWI-University of Havana Institute for Sustainable Development

January 22, 2020 - 2:04pm

The historic moment finally arrived on December 11, 2019, when The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Havana (UH) signed an agreement to establish a new and innovative, joint Institute for the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean. For some 30 years, the two universities collaborated on the margins of their respective mandates, occasionally exchanging students and promoting collaborative research projects in areas of mutual interests.
 

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UWI Chancellor Matches PM's Donation to the Mona Campus

January 20, 2020 - 1:25pm

From Left: Christina Williams, President, The Guild of Students; Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber; Chancellor of The UWI, Mr Robert Bermudez; and Campus Registrar, The Mona Campus, Dr Donovan Stanberry, all share a moment of joy as the Chancel

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THE NEW UWI: A Global System for the Future

January 15, 2020 - 2:06pm

 
Our regional media have been calling for an open dialogue on the matter of higher education — its capacity, quality, and funding — and role in our region’s transformation and development going forward. I welcome wholeheartedly this call and take this opportunity at the beginning of 2020 to make an intervention in respect of the restructuring of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) to better serve and survive. I wish to share what we are doing with the institution at its centre level, and no doubt my five colleague principals will contribute on the excellent strategic work they are leading on their respective campuses.

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UWI-Coventry Institute for Industry-Academic Partnership launched

January 9, 2020 - 11:29am

Vice-Chancellor, The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (2nd right), greets the Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, Professor John Latham (2nd left) at the launch of The UWI-Coventry Institute for Industry – Academic Partnership held at The UWI Regional Headquarters on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Also pictured are Dr Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor and P

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Glasgow-UWI Reparations Project begins

January 9, 2020 - 11:22am

The historic Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research, a joint initiative of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow, has begun its work. It is the first institution within British University history, dedicated to the slavery reparations policy framework.
 

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The UWI Open Scholarship 2020

January 9, 2020 - 10:40am

Start your future with The UWI Open Scholarship. Apply online today!

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The UWI congratulates Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards Excellence Laureates for 2020

December 9, 2019 - 11:10am

The UWI congratulates Dr Olivene Burke and Dr Shirin Haque who were named the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards Excellence Laureates for 2020. Dr Burke was recognized for excellence in Public & Civic Contributions and; Dr Haque for Excellence in Science &Technology.

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The UWI Prioritises Quality as “Everyone’s Business”

December 9, 2019 - 11:03am

Staff and students across the regional University participate in UWI Quality Day

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Principal Barriteau Awarded Barbados’ Highest Independence Honour

December 5, 2019 - 11:49am

Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been awarded Barbados’ highest national honour – the Order of the Freedom of Barbados. She was among three who headed this year’s list of National Honourees to mark the 53rd anniversary of independence of Barbados.

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The Hon Bruce Golding re-conferred title of Honorary Distinguished Fellow at The UWI

December 2, 2019 - 5:21pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that it has re-conferred the title of Honorary Distinguished Fellow on the Honourable Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica and Mona Campus alumnus, for another five years from November 11, 2019.

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The UWI Recognised for World Class Climate Change Research and Activism

December 2, 2019 - 2:56pm

It was just two months ago that Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), along with an internationally respected group of scientists, urgently called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change in a co-authored article published in 

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$2.5m in Donations to The UWI Mona

November 27, 2019 - 10:55am

(L-R) President of the Guild of Students, Christina Williams; Deputy Principal, Prof. Ian Boxill; Prime Minister, Andrew Holness all pictured at the Handing Over hosted at The UWI Mona Campus, in the Council Room on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

$1.5 the JLP Education Fund; $1m from the Positive Jamaica Foundation

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University of Miami and The UWI Partner for Hemisphere

November 18, 2019 - 4:02pm

Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and President of the University of Miami, Dr Julio Frenk in conversation during the second meeting of the Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) held at The UWI’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica in October.

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The Most Hon PJ Patterson ‘Statesman in Residence’ at The UWI

November 14, 2019 - 2:15pm

The legacy and future functions of The Most Hon PJ Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, received a historic endorsement during last week’s sitting of The University of the West Indies’ Regional Finance and General Purposes Committee. Since his official retirement from politics, Mr Patterson has emerged as a prominent figure in UWI alumni matters and serves as patron of the University’s Global Giving Programme—an initiative created four years ago to raise money regionally and globally for financially distressed but deserving students. In addition, Mr Patterson’s donation of US$100,000 established The PJ Patterson Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for students to spend up to a year at another UWI campus, to re-create the spirit of regional integration.
 

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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Towards a Safer Learning Environment for Colleges and Universities in Jamaica

November 14, 2019 - 2:09pm

Towards a Safer Learning Environment for Colleges and Universities in Jamaica

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The UWI commends Antigua & Barbuda's investment in the OECS

November 13, 2019 - 3:07pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) applauds the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s decision to offer 60 scholarships to students at The UWI’s new Five Islands Campus in Antigua.
 
According to a recent Cabinet statement, students from across six Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries—Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Montserrat—will qualify for tuition scholarships.

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The UWI Climbs to Top 4%

October 22, 2019 - 11:10am

At a media conference hosted at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Cave Hill Campus on October 17, Vice-Chancellor, of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that the regional University had climbed the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, following its debut last year.

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The UWI and FLOW Launch Industry-Academic Partnership

October 22, 2019 - 10:06am

(L-R) Ms Marilyn Sealy, Senior Manager, Communications, Southern Caribbean, Flow, Jenson Sylvester, Country Manager, Flow Barbados, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies and Ms Janet Caroo, Managing Director, UWItv posing for a photo following a signing ceremony to launch a partnership between The UWI and Flow.

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The UWI Press’ Books Receives Award-Winning Finalist Honours from the 2019 International Book Awards

October 10, 2019 - 4:02pm

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that three of its books have been honoured as award-winning finalists in the 2019 International Book Awards

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History made as UWI Five Islands officially accepts First Students

October 10, 2019 - 3:37pm

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda, officially welcomed 147 students at its inaugural Matriculation Ceremony on 27 September, 2019.

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