Vice-Chancellor’s Report on the 2021-2022 Academic Year

We are proud of our status as a symbol of regional unity, of transformation and activism. Looking forward, The UWI re-commits itself to bold visioning of a future for the Caribbean beyond 2030.


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.


Global volcanological community recognises the UWI Seismic Research Centre

The UWI Seismic Research Centre received the 2022 Volcanic Surveillance and Crisis Management Award presented by the world’s leading global volcanological association for outstanding management of the 2020-2021 eruption of La Soufrière in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


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.


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.

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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.


On UWItv

UWItv provides the Caribbean region with the only dedicated 24/7 public education cable channel and internet platform. Watch UWItv on the Flow Cable network or online.

Upcoming Events

May 3 - 5, 2023

24th Annual SALISES Conference

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies will host its 24th Annual Conference entitled ‘Seventy-Five Years of Ideas, Innovation, and Development Justice – The UWI, the Caribbean and the Global Agenda’ May 3 to 5, 2023.

The conference, also a special 75th Anniversary commemorative event will provide opportunities for critical discourse on international concerns including environment, energy security and migration among others. URL:

Events by campus

Keep abreast of upcoming events at each of our Campuses.

Cave Hill | Five Islands | Mona | Open | 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