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Vice-Chancellor Beckles expresses condolences on behalf of The UWI and its American Foundation on the passing of Mr Lowell Hawthorne.

The University of the West Indies(The UWI) community is shocked and saddened by the passing of Mr. Lowell Hawthorne, OD, CD. Since 2011, Mr.

Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah Appointed Member, International Scientific Committee of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of the Slave Route Project now has a new UWI representative. Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah follows in the footsteps of Prof. The Hon. Rex Nettleford who helped to establish the Project, and Prof. Sir Hilary McDonald Beckles who is a member.

UWI Students benefit from Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

Three students from the Faculty of Science & Technology at The University of the West Indies, UWI) Mona Campus  benefitted from an all-expenses paid two-week cultural and work experience trip to China, under a global social responsibility initiative- Seeds for the Future -   spearheaded by Huawei, a leading  global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.  
The students Loya Haughton, Department of Computing, Camille Beckford, Mona School of Engineering, and Anthony Bryan, Department of Physics, were attached to Huawei’s headquarters, and gained hands-on experience in ICT technologies, and an introduction to Chinese culture and language. 

Vincent HoSang Family Foundation donates US$10,000 to The UWI’s Hurricane Relief Effort

The Vincent HoSang Family Foundation has donated US$10,000 to the fundraising efforts spearheaded by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) to support Caribbean islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.  The donation was made through the University’s newly established, Caribbean Emergency Management Association (CEMA). CEMA is a joint fundraising organization between The UWI and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

The UWI Appoints Director for Office of Online Learning

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Office of Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Stafford A. Griffith as Regional Director of the Office of Online Learning (OOL), with effect from October 1, 2017.

Inaugural Doctor of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony Doctor of Pharmacy Programme (PharmD)

Twenty-Seven students celebrated in The University of the West Indies’ Inaugural Doctor of Pharmacy White Coat and Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, August 31, 2017.


The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nigel Logan as Bursar, with effect from September 18, 2017.
Mr Logan is a qualified Chartered Accountant having successfully completed the ACCA Exams in 1995 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ).  He has worked in financial management and general management at the highest level in the banking and public sectors for 17 years, and also occupied various Senior Management positions for over 19 years in both the public and private sectors.  


The CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K, the annual major fundraising event for The University of the West Indies Scholarship Fund, will again see corporate Jamaica throwing its weight behind the University’s efforts to assist students wishing to achieve a tertiary education.  The event, now 6 years strong, attracts thousands of corporate and individual running and walking enthusiasts, and is scheduled to take place in and around the grounds of the University on Sunday, November 12, starting at 7:00 a.m.

Funding Opportunity: Student and Staff Exchange

Enhancing Knowledge and Application of Comprehensive Disaster Management (EKACDM) Initiative

MBA Programme at MSBM obtains highest level of accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA)

The MBA programme offered by  Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) has been reaccredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) for a period of five years, which is the longest period offered by the AMBA. The programme was first accredited in June 2011 for three years and reaccredited in June 2014 for a further three years.

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