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ACU Conference: Do University Rankings Matter?

ACU Conference: Do University Rankings Matter?

Do they really matter? This was the question asked of university rankings and benchmarking at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Conference of Executive Heads held at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus from November 9th to 11th. Leaders and educators from around the world collected to explore the theme, “University

ACU Conference of Executive Heads

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157632107624644/{/gallery} Do they really matter? This was the question asked of university rankings and benchmarking at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Conference of Executive Heads held at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus from November 9th to 11th. Leaders and educators from around the world collected to explore the theme, “University Rankings and Benchmarking: Do they really matter?” as well as other drivers such as economic policies, changing political and social agenda, staff recruitment and retention, and student aspirations. The event called on participants to seek to measure and demonstrate their university’s ‘value’ to prospective students, parents, alumni, governments and other stakeholders.

In his address, Chairman of the ACU and Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor E. Nigel Harris revealed regionally, institutions are facing difficulty in defining productivity and value. He hoped the conference would bring new insights in light of the global competition fostered by increased access to post-secondary education.

The Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica, in opening the conference, declared that, “Any country that wants to be strong must have a strong university base.”
She also welcomed the emphasis of the conference on performance indicators in higher education. She recognised that, sensitively handled, such rankings can strengthen the culture of transparency, quality, and inform better decision making from students and other stakeholders.
The conference also marked the beginning of the ACU Centenary celebrations under the theme “Future Forward; design, develop and deliver” which will consider key issues relating to the future of international higher education: designing academics and universities for the future, developing tools to meet new challenges, and delivering, recognising and measuring growth, impact and success.

At 100 years, this year, the ACU is the oldest conglomeration of universities in the world.

Department of Government Monthly Graduate Seminar

Event Date: 

November 29, 2012 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The Department of Government, UWI, Mona will host its monthly Graduate Seminar on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm at Seminar Room 4 (SR4), UWI, Mona. On this occasion, Dr. Clinton Hutton and Dr. Omar Hawthorne lecturers in the Department will make presentations.

Social Media Seminar

Event Date: 

November 29, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Final year students from Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The UWI, Mona will on Thursday, November 29 stage ‘CLICK: Sign in to Cash in’, a social media seminar aimed at exposing students to entrepreneurial opportunities in the virtual world.
 
The

Apply Now For Admission in August 2013

Apply Now For Admission in August 2013

Applications are invited for admission to all undergraduate full-time and part-time degree and diploma programmes in the Faculties of Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences at the Mona Campus in St. Andrew, or the Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay, St. James.

The Application deadline is

The Role of Development Banks on Financing Integration

Event Date: 

November 26, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The presentation will be made by Ambassador Lorne McDonnough. All are invited to attend.

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Venue: 

Executive Lecture Theatre (MSBM North)

Target Audience: 

Staff

UWI Mona Student Named 2013 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar

UWI Mona Student Named 2013 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar

 
A student of The University of the West Indies (UWI) has once again won the prestigious Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship for 2013. Vincent Taylor, a 22-year-old computer scientist from the Mona campus of The UWI, was selected from a field of 11 finalists, after two gruelling days of interviews.
 
“I am extremely elated and also humbled by the confidence t

UWI Takes Both 2013 Rhodes Scholarships

UWI Takes Both 2013 Rhodes Scholarships

Two graduates of The University of the West Indies (UWI) have won the Rhodes scholarships for 2013. Vincent Taylor, a 22-year-old computer scientist from the Mona campus of The UWI, won the Jamaican Rhodes award, while Trinidadian Cornelius Kiron Neale, also 22, of the St Augustine campus, copped the Commonwealth Caribbean scholarship.
 
“I am e

Six Awarded UWI Regional Endowment Fund Scholarship Totalling US$ 45,000

Six Awarded UWI Regional Endowment Fund Scholarship Totalling US$ 45,000

The University of the West Indies’ Regional Endowment Fund (UWIREF) has awarded full scholarships valued at a total of US$45,000 to six regional students for the academic year 2012-2013. 
 
The recipients of the 2012-2013 UWIREF scholarships, which will cover tuition, living expenses and other incidentals are: Kenlyn Garraway and Denisha Hector of

UWI, Mona -WJC Week: Open House 2 and Seminars

Event Date: 

November 29, 2012 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

The UWI, Mona-Western Jamaica Campus has organized an Open House for 6th formers and guidance counsellors on Thursday, November 29 starting at 9 am. There will be a special Guidance Counsellors' Seminar at 9 am to provide information on the range of programmes offered at UWI, Mona

UWI, Mona -WJC Week: Open House 1 and Math and Science Clinics

Event Date: 

November 28, 2012 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The UWI, Mona-Western Jamaica Campus Open House on Wednesday, November 28 is designed for 5th form students, their parents and teachers. There will be a display of the range of programme offerings at the UWI, Mona-Western Jamaica Campus and counsellors on hand to give advice.

UWI, Mona -WJC Week: PR Class 2012 Expo on Crime

Event Date: 

November 28, 2012 (Time To Be Announced)

Venue: 

The Half Moon Hotel, Montego Bay

Target Audience: 

Staff

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Students

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UWI, Mona -WJC Week: Panel Discussion Liberators from the West

Event Date: 

November 27, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue: 

The UWI, Mona-Western Jamaica Campus

Target Audience: 

Staff

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Students

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UWI, Mona -WJC Week Church Service

Event Date: 

November 25, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Venue: 

The Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 1 Fort St.

Target Audience: 

Staff

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Students

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18th Annual Conference of the Jamaica Association of Clinical Pathologists

Event Date: 

November 25, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Neurological Diseases is the topic for discussion at the 18th annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Pathologists. The Conference is being organized with the Department of Pathology, The UWI, Mona and is slated to take place on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 8:30 am at the

Economics Public Lecture- “Why We Are Poor”

Event Date: 

November 22, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

“Why We Are Poor” is the topic for discussion at the public Lecture hosted by the Department of Economics, UWI, Mona. Dr. Damien King, Senior Lecturer and Head of the department will deliver the Lecture.  The event is slated for Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 5 pm at the Und

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