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Professor Gift appointed to oversee The UWI Board of Graduate Studies and Research

Effective August 1, 2018, Professor Stephan Gift is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research, at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Professor Gift’s appointment was approved at the June meeting of University Finance & General Purposes Committee. He succeeds Professor Dale Webber who has now taken up the portfolio of Campus Principal of The UWI Mona Campus.

New Leadership at the UWI Mona Campus from August 1, 2018

On August 1, 2018, The UWI, Mona Campus welcomes Professor Dale Webber as its new Campus Principal and Professor Ian Boxill as its Deputy Campus Principal. Professor Webber’s appointment was approved by Chancellor Robert Bermudez in April, on behalf of the University Council and Professor Boxill’s nomination for appointment was accepted at the University Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting in June.


The UWI Mona-Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) is celebrating the LASCO/Nursing Association of Jamaica Nursing Student of the Year 2018-2019, and the UWISON being named Nursing School of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.

The UWI: Best in the Caribbean

Cementing its place as the Caribbean’s top University, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) made its debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings as the only institution in the Caribbean region to be listed in its 2018 Latin America University Rankings, released on July 18, 2018.

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.


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.


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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.  

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