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MONUMENT HONOURS UWI GRADUATES WHO LEAD GOVERNMENTS

The University of the West Indies’ founding Mona Campus has created a tradition that reflects one aspect of the UWIs undeniable contribution to Caribbean life and development. In a park near the campus’ Irvine Hall Gate, on a monument whose centrepiece harks back to the early university and to Gibraltar Camp which preceded it, the names of UWI graduates who have become regional leaders of government are inscribed.

GIVING HONOUR

In its fifty years of awarding Honorary Degrees (2016 marks 51), the UWI has honoured 437 Caribbean nationals and international icons whose achievements have impacted the region.

UWI EMERGES FROM UCWI

Today, the University of the West Indies is a full-blown, degree granting institution with seven faculties across four campuses and some 50,000 students! Fifty-six years ago, on July 1, 1962, it blossomed out of its initial incarnation as the University College of the West Indies (UCWI), which had been chartered in 1948/49, the same year it took its first batch of 33 pioneering medical students from across the Caribbean region. The UCWI granted its degrees through a special association with the University of London.

VIDEO: The UWI MUSEUM AT A SPRINT!

Sprints are in the air, so it seems a good time to share a 25-second promo on the UWI Museum produced by a creative colleague for use around the University of the West Indies (UWI)s Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica.

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