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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has launched a redesigned, modern, and more efficient website for its central administrative operations—

Weeks before its launch, however, the design of the new website was entered in the 9th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards; it emerged as a Gold Award winner, in the Institutional Website- Update/Refresh category from among 1000 entries from other colleges, universities and secondary schools around the world. The announcement came on November 1. is The UWI’s system-wide or ‘Centre’ website that serves as the primary digital asset for the regional university, and an online gateway to its five campuses (Mona, Jamaica; St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago; Cave Hill, Barbados; Five Islands, Antigua and Barbuda; and its Open Campus), as well as ten global centres with partnering institutions.

The website redesign project which began in 2019, was led by The UWI’s University Marketing & Communications Office and the Office of the Chief Information Officer, with general oversight by the University Registrar, Dr. Maurice D. Smith. According to University Director, Marketing & Communications, Dr. Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro, “It took on greater significance with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic because of the increased technological dependence in meeting stakeholder needs and advancing the University’s ongoing digital transformation strategy. The website is also a critical tool in strengthening The UWI’s visibility and engagement as a top-ranked university, currently positioned among the best 1.5% in the world.”

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Article & Photo from: The University of the West Indies, Mona