University Office of Global Partnerships and Sustainable Futures

Who We Are

For over 70 years The UWI has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI is a regional university with approximately 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and an Open Campus with forty (40) sites in sixteen (16) countries.

The UWI’s Office of Global Partnerships and Sustainable Futures (OGPSF) is a regional office that works across all five (5) UWI campuses and is part of Office of the Vice Chancellor. The Office is committed to strengthening The UWI’s engagement with the 2030 global development agenda through:

  • Fostering opportunities for activism, public advocacy and knowledge brokerage through collaborations with governments, multilateral development agencies, international foundations, research and higher education institutions, private sector, civil society and other social actors
  • Mobilizing technical and financial resources in support of strategic initiatives
  • Promoting UWI’s leadership on climate action and sustainable development
  • Supporting UWI’s positioning as an activist global university rooted in the Caribbean

The UWI has established partnerships with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe including:

  • The University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies;
  • The Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research with the University of Glasgow;
  • The Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ);
  • The State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Institute with Brock University;
  • The Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES);
  • The UWI-China Institute of Information Technology;
  • The UWI-University of Havana Centre for Sustainable Development;
  • and The UWI-Coventry Institute for Industry-Academic Partnership with the University of Coventry.