Office of Global Affairs (OGA)


The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) was established in July 2016, headed by a Pro Vice-Chancellor, with the responsibility of raising The UWI's international standing and strengthening and expanding The UWI's alliances with international universities, research institutions and other organizations.  It builds on the achievements of its precursor, the Central Office for Regional and International Affairs (CORIA), which operated from August 2012 to June 2016.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting The UWI's leadership in the formulation and coordination of policies and strategies with respect to regional and international outreach to ensure a coherent, focused approach.
  • Collaborating with The UWI offices and entities to strengthen existing and forge new links with regional and international tertiary level educational institutions and other organizations, including funding agencies.
  • Building and maintaining a central registry of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and agreements relating to collaboration and partnerships signed by the central university and the campuses to support the implementation of policies.

The OGA is advised by a Global Outreach Committee, which facilitates internal collaboration and thus strengthens the ability of The UWI to engage successfully as an institution in regional and international initiatives.