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New rankings put UWI among top 5 percent of best universities globally

The 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has ranked the University of the West Indies (UWI) among the world’s top institutions.

Newly released rankings show that UWI is now placed among the 1,258 top universities in world for 2019.

This puts UWI in the elite band of the top five per cent of universities worldwide based on data showing that there are over 25,000 recognised universities, globally.

Specifically, Times Higher Education ranked UWI at 591 out of the 1,258 universities which made the list. 

UWI is the only Caribbean institution on the world-wide list. It was also the only Caribbean university ranked earlier this year in THE’s 2018 Latin America University Rankings, in the region that is home to over 100 universities contributing to sustainable development. 

In 2015, when Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles took over the reins, he declared an intention to radically globalise the university and to prepare it for regional and global comparisons within the THE’s rankings.

This required the considerable mobilising of the evidence relevant to its academic legacy and current strategic agenda as a strategic project.

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