New UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal takes office

Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal for the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) officially assumed office on August 1, 2022. She succeeds Professor Brian Copeland who proceeded into retirement on July 31, 2022.

BOOST Programme cops 2021 RJR Gleaner Special Award for Education

FST Dean and Associate Dean receiving RJRGLEANER Special Honour Award in Education

The University of the West Indies is proud to announce some exciting news about its new initiative, the BOOST Programme. The Programme has won the 2021 RJR Gleaner Special Award in the category of Education!

The UWI announces the appointments of new Professors in the fields of Music, Law, Astronomy, Engineering, and Medical Microbiology

The Office of Administration at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of five academics to Professors, the highest academic rank at the institution. The newly appointed are Professor David Akombo in the field of music; Professor David Berry in the field of law; Professor Shirin Haque, the first at the University in the field of astronomy; Professor Krishpersad Manohar in the field of mechanical engineering and Professor Alison Merle Nicholson in the field of Medical Microbiology.

UWI consolidates at the top

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) continues its trajectory among the top universities internationally.  In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic’s challenges upon management operations and financial outlook, The UWI continues to prove its academic excellence and global competitiveness by consolidating its position among the best ranked institutions. This much was confirmed by a recent report from Times Higher Education (THE), the most prestigious university ranking system.

UWI expert tapped to participate in global research initiative to find a new model of efficient urbanization

The Urban Health and Wellbeing Program (UHWP), a new global research network, has recruited Professor Anthony Clayton, The University of the West Indies’ leading expert in foresighting and future-oriented planning, to lead on and share the lessons on urban design learned in the Caribbean.

The program, which will be implemented over the next three (3) years, is a joint initiative between the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) and the International Science Council (ISC).

UWI Professor elected to 'strategy arm' of American Society for Microbiology

The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) Professor of Molecular Biology, Professor Paul Brown, was recently elected to the Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS). His term in office commenced on July 1, 2022, and will run until June 30, 2025. Prof. Brown’s successful candidacy represents an opportunity for him to serve the breadth of the Society of over 30,000 members across the globe, and to be a representative for diverse microbial scientists across the world. This post is one of ten (10) elected positions on COMS which has a composition of close to 95 members.

UWI's Prof. Anthony Clayton gives keynote assessment to the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters

The University of the West Indies’ leading expert on national security and economic development, Professor Anthony Clayton, gave a keynote expert assessment to the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (ABDM) at the UN Headquarters in New York - hosted from June 28–30, 2022.

The P.J. Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy now designated an Institute of The UWI

At the sitting of its University Finance and General Purposes Committee (U-F&GPC) on October 27, 2021, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) ratified the Naming Committee’s decision to convert the P.J. Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy into a University Institute.
 
The re-envisioned entity is now known as the P.J. Patterson Institute for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy.
 

UN Academic Impact features UWI Mona student's perspective

On June 18, the United Nations (UN) recognised the International Day for Countering Hate Speech for the first time. Among global initiatives to mark the observance, the UN’s network of students, academics, scientists, researchers, think tanks, institutions of higher education, and educational partners, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) invited Mona Campus student, Isheba Cornwall to share her experience on combating hate speech through media.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre cops global award for managing La Soufrière crisis

High commendation was bestowed on The University of the West Indies (The UWI) from the world’s leading global volcanological association. The regional University’s Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC), located at the St.

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