The UWI Global Online Initiative

The UWI Global Online initiative is the vision of Vice Chancellor Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles. It is a strategic objective to extend UWI’s online programmes and courses to global markets in order to enhance institutional growth and generate revenue. The initiative is conceptualized as a collaborative approach whereby The UWI markets and delivers its programmes and courses globally as a single institution, rather than as separate campuses. The benefits of this approach are reduced costs and increasing the University’s competitiveness in the global space.

The Office of Online Learning has been charged with the responsibility of leading the implementation of the UWI Global Online initiative and coordinating the collaborative arrangements between campuses. The implementation is a multi-faceted, cross-functional and cross-campus undertaking, involving many stakeholders.  The UWI Global Online initiative is a long-term project that is expected to evolve over time to yield significant benefits for the University and the region as a whole.