At a media conference hosted at The University of the West Indies (the UWI) Cave Hill campus on Thursday, Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that the regional university had climbed the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, following its debut last year.
Not only has the UWI retained its position as the number one-ranked university in the Latin America and Caribbean region, it moved from the top three per cent to the top two per cent. The scores for its global rankings show that it moved from the top five per cent to the top four per cent of ranked universities.
“This upward trajectory into the top four per cent of the world's best universities reflects the extraordinary effort of the management team and the UWI family to honour the pledge within the strategic plan to be an excellent global university rooted in the Caribbean,” said Beckles.
He added: “It is the intention of the university to be located in the top three per cent of ranked universities by the end of the current strategic planning cycle in 2023.”
UWI is the only Caribbean university on the 2020 list, which features almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries.
“The university has experienced a considerable rise in self-confidence since participating in these global rankings,” the vice chancellor said. “The UWI has an excellent executive management team, and is focused on sustaining its reputation revolution while demonstrating daily proof of greater efficiency and public accountability.”
UWI's project team is lead by Pro Vice Chancellor Densil Williams.
Article from: Jamaica Observer