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1948 Mona Jamaica


1948, Mona (Jamaica), as University College of the West Indies, when it was a College of the University of London. Present name and status adopted 2 Apr 1962, when it achieved full university status. U-XU8358 - Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture was converted into the St Augustine (Trinidad-Tobago) Campus, 1961. A 3rd campus was established at Cave Hill (Barbados), 1963. Open Campus opened, 2008.


Unlock West Indian potential for economic and cultural growth through high quality teaching and research aimed at meeting critical regional needs, by providing West Indian society with an active intellectual centre and by linking the West Indian community with distinguished centres of research and teaching in the Caribbean and overseas.


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Steering Committee for International Offices (meets annually, usually in Jan). Campuses (4): Cave Hill (Barbados); Mona (Jamaica); St Augustine (Trinidad-Tobago); Open Campus with 16 Centres (Anguilla; Antigua-Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Virgin Is UK; Cayman Is; Dominica; Grenada; Jamaica; Montserrat; St Kitts-Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent-Grenadines; Trinidad-Tobago; Turks-Caicos). Faculties (7): Engineering; Humanities and Education; Law; Medical Sciences; Science and Agriculture; Social Sciences; Pure and Applied Science. Management with Vice-Chancellor as Chief Executive and Chancellor chairing University Council. Former students: E-XE4636 - UWI Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA).


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