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The UWI’s Elite Global Ranking

The Times Higher Education (THE), the most respected higher education ranking agency in the world, has given The University of the West Indies (The UWI) the excellent ranking of 4th out of 129 best universities in the Latin America and Caribbean region f

The UWI Ranked Among Top Third of the World’s Latin American Universities

In its most comprehensive analysis of the region, Times Higher Education (THE) named The University of the West Indies (The UWI) among the top third universities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

SALISES AND INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, UK, SIGN MOU

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies officially signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) based at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. The official signing ceremony took place on Thursday April 26 at the 19th Annual SALISES Conference, at the Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay, St James from April 25-27, 2018.

(From Left) Director of IDS, Professor Melissa Leach and current University Director of SALISES across all UWI three campuses, Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee.

NEW CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE FOR THE UWI, MONA CAMPUS

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US$100,000 from P.J. Patterson to launch scholarship fund at The UWI

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable P.J. Pattersonhas donated US$100,000 to establish an endowment fund towards scholarships and bursaries for students at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The announcement of the fund was made on April 24, 2018, at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica during a handover ceremony for a collection of reports, speeches and other works also contributed by Mr. Patterson to The UWI Mona Library Endowment Fund.
 

Professor Dale Webber officially appointed to serve as next Principal of The UWI Mona Campus

Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been appointed Campus Principal of the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Pursuant to Statute 10, the appointment was approved by Chancellor Robert Bermudez, on behalf of the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Professor Webber will succeed Professor Archibald McDonald as Principal of The UWI Mona Campus and his appointment takes effect from October 1, 2018.  

THREE UWI TEAMS TO REPRESENT JAMAICA IN THE IBMC

Three University of the West Indies (UWI) student teams Queritel, ECO-Structures and Skolastik Oasis Caribbean have secured their places to represent Jamaica at the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) - the first and largest lean startup competition in the world - which will take place from May 10-11 at the Utah Valley Convention Center & Provo Marriott Hotel in Provo, UT, in the United States.

UWI TEAMS WIN TOP AWARDS AT NATIONAL BUSINESS MODEL COMPETITION

 The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) copped first and second place in the recently concluded fifth annual National Business Model Competition (NBMC), with two out of its four student-entrepreneur teams securing a combined cash prize of J$3 million. 


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