University of the West Indies (UWI)

Université des Indes occidentales

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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. 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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Institutions include: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI); Institute of Business; Institute of Caribbean Studies, Kingston; Institute of International Relations, St Augustine; Institute of Social and Economic Research; School of Continuing Studies (previously Extra Mural department), including Women and Development Unit (WAND); Institute of Gender and Development Studies; Centre for Resource Management Environmental Studies (CERMES); UWI Centre for Environment and Development, Mona (UWICED); UWI Creative Arts Centre, St Augustine (Trinidad-Tobago); Caribbean Landslide Working Group. Organizes regional conferences on university-industry cooperation in the Caribbean. Instrumental in setting up: Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA); Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance; Caribbean Law Institute (CLI), a joint project with Florida State University College of Law. Provides educational certification programme for Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 25 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 41 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 16 countries
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  • Education
    • Universities
    • Educators

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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22. Oct 2013
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