The return of the 170-year-old Jamaican Giant Galliwasp specimen

A groundbreaking partnership between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow (UofG) as resulted in the repatriation of a rare and valuable 170-year-old specimen of the Jamaican Giant Galliwasp. The specimen, believed to have been collected in the 1850s and thought to be extinct, was part of The Hunterian collection at UofG in Scotland, UK. The species of lizard will be returned to Jamaica, symbolizing a significant milestone in scientific research, cultural heritage preservation in the region, and repatriation as part of the Caribbean's reparatory justice.


Professor Sir Hilary Beckles addresses the
UN General Assembly

Vice-Chancellor Beckles delivered the keynote address at the United Nations General Assembly: 64th plenary meeting, 78th session - International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

UWI Scholar


Since The UWI’s 2018 debut in Times Higher Education’s prestigious rankings, it has consistently performed well in multiple schemes—among them include The World University Rankings, Golden Age University Rankings, (between 50 and 80 years old) Latin America Rankings and the Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.



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Upcoming Events

University Council Meetings

The 2024 cycle of meetings of the Councils that govern The University of the West Indies (The UWI) system begins this Friday, March 1.

Live broadcasts of the public sessions will air on

Find the complete schedule of meetings and more at


From July 8 to 10, 2024, The UWI Five Islands Campus will host the Caribbean’s inaugural Artificial Intelligence Conference.

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Events by campus

Keep abreast of upcoming events at each of our Campuses.

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  • Belize
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