Welcome to the University of the West Indies, Mona! I know you had a choice of anywhere in the world to pursue your studies but you chose to be a part of a rich Caribbean legacy. The UWI is the region’s premier tertiary level institution with 70 plus years of excellence in teaching and research. This was recently recognized in the UK’s Times Higher Education University Ranking where we were rated the Caribbean’s #1, in Latin America’s top 2% and among the World’s top 4%. The Mona Campus in Jamaica is the largest of the 5 UWI campuses with 7 faculties spread across 653 acres. Our campus is host to over 19,000 students pursuing studies in the Humanities and Education, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Law, Engineering, Science and Technology and Sport. Our students at the undergraduate and graduate level receive the highest level training from faculty who are leaders in their various disciplines. With over 1,600 faculty and 1,400 administrators students are guaranteed the highest rates of success. To date The UWI boasts among its alumni 18 current and former Caribbean heads of government. You are indeed poised for greatness.
The UWI is committed to help students realize their full potential by creating a balance between academics and out of classroom activities. Our students compete at the highest levels in sports, the arts and intra-mural competitions. Our institution has much to offer and we hope that on your new journey you will gain firsthand experience of what it truly means to be a UWI Pelican. Welcome to Jamaica and welcome to The UWI - “Oriens Ex Occidente Lux” – A Light Rising from the West.
Prof. Dale Webber
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal
The University of the West Indies