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UWI climbs in regional ranking

After its 2018 debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America University Rankings, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has climbed even higher in the 2019 report published by the prestigious UK-based ranking agency. 

The THE's recently published rankings for the Caribbean and Latin America show the continued improvement of The UWI, as it placed 32nd among the 150 best ranked universities across Latin America and the Caribbean—compared to 37th last year.

The UWI remains the number-one ranked university in the Caribbean. This ranking is impressive given that the region has more than 200 registered universities. Furthermore, The UWI has improved its position within the top three per cent of universities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The strong showing comes on the eve of the 2020 World University Rankings due for publication at the end of September.

The UWI's performance reflects the considerably improved hemispheric recognition of its research impact in multiple disciplines, the development of strategic alliances with Latin American universities, and the official recognition of its contribution to the development agenda of the sub-region.

Developments in Mexico and Colombia, in particular, have seen The UWI's visibility mushroomed.

Pointedly impactful was the collaboration between Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and the president of the University of Miami, Professor Julio Frenk to constitute the leadership vanguard of a project to create a Hemispheric University Consortium.

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Article from: Jamaica Observer

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