The UWI at 75
Rooted. Ready. Rising

2023 marks 75 years since the official opening of our first Campus in Mona, Jamaica. Join us on this yearlong journey of jubilee celebrations as we reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate future plans for our global University rooted in the Caribbean.

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MA/MSc Reparatory Justice

As a world-leader in the formulation, activism and academic research underpinning claims for reparations for slavery, The UWI partners with the University of Glasgow (UofG) to offer this first-of-its-kind double degree Master’s programme. Scholarships (equivalent to a 50% tuition fee waiver) are available. Deadline for scholarship application: July 24, 2023

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Confronting COVID-19

UWI Science, UWI Medicine and UWI Cares initiatives actively engage in the search for sustainable solutions to confront the COVID-19 challenge.

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Caribbean Under Threat! – Part 3

The UN IPCC’s report on the mitigation of climate change has 10 urgent concerns for the Caribbean region. UWI Scientists weigh in on the key issues.

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An excellent global university rooted in the Caribbean

5 regional campuses.
10 global centres across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Climate Action and Advocacy

Island systems like ours are among the most vulnerable to threats from climate change. As a global leader in research and advocacy for a climate-smart world, championing climate solutions has long been our priority.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurial Culture

Our work expands beyond the walls of academia as researchers collaborate with industry leaders to bring innovative products to market, reignite the region’s productivity and competitiveness, and unleash its economic potential.

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Global Partnerships

As an SDG-engaged university, we've prioritised building global partnerships and connecting knowledge to opportunities for multi-stakeholder development solutions with a special Caribbean focus.

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Research for a Better World

We're a leading University producer of knowledge on Small Island States (SIDS) and committed to applying research to solutions that improve lives in our region and wider world.

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#1 in the Caribbean, top 1.5% in the world

In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023, released in September 2022, The UWI ranked in the top 150 best universities in the world for research impact, retained its standing as the #1 ranked Caribbean university and maintained its position within the top 1% of Latin America’s finest.

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THE UWI at 75

At 75, The University of the West Indies is an activist academy, driving Caribbean development.

Here’s a look at our impact throughout the decades and insight on our next steps for the future.

Upcoming Events

December 12

Vice-Chancellor’s Forum
"Guarding Sovereignty"

Upcoming instalment of the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum will examine the political and legal issues arising from the Guyana/Venezuela Border Controversy. The UWI, with its expertise from the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences is well placed to lead with its voice on the controversy and share views on how the issue might be resolved.

This virtual event will be carried live on UWItv’s website on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, starts at 6:30 p.m. (AST/Eastern Caribbean) | 5:30 p.m. (EST/Jamaica).

Stay tuned for more! Visit https://uwitv.global

Events by campus

Keep abreast of upcoming events at each of our Campuses.

Cave Hill | Five Islands | Mona | Global | St. Augustine

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos