UWI gets 100% global ranking

The latest Times Higher Education Impact Rankings reveal a perfect score for ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Partnerships’ affirming The UWI’s strategy of focusing on the United Nations' Goals in building out its academic reputation and global research profile.

Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

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

A ground-breaking partnership between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow (UofG) has 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.


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

Special Convocation for conferral of an Honorary Doctorate on Archbishop of Canterbury

Tune in to UWItv on Saturday, July 20, for the live broadcast of a Special Convocation for the conferral of an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree on the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. 4:00 p.m. local Jamaica time, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Caribbean/AST via its website, Facebook page, and cable TV channels on Flow.

Events by campus

Keep abreast of upcoming events at each of our Campuses.

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  • Bermuda
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  • Dominica
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  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
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  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos