Reordering our house

Applauded as the University’s most impressive strategic response to the challenges and opportunities in its operating environment, The UWI’s Triple A Strategy was grounded in the vision of a revolution - an access revolution to confront the low level of enrolment at the tertiary level, regionally and among members of the Caribbean diaspora; alignment with industry to help strengthen the innovation capacity and capabilities of regional economies and lead to higher levels of growth; and a deep transformation to become more agile to take advantage of global opportunities.

The first phase of its unique 10-year strategic plan covered the period 2017–2022 and emerged from an understanding of the role of the University within its national, regional and global environments.

But at the core was also a sensitivity to the fact that keeping its house in good operational order was a necessary strategic priority. So it aggressively pursued the Reputation Revolution phase to build and harness the UWI’s brand reputation. In that regard, Phase 1 of the Triple A Strategy saw The UWI soar to the top in latest global universities rankings—catapulted into the top 1.5% of the best universities worldwide.

It set in place all the vital elements needed for Phase 2 of the Triple A Strategy, which is envisaged to begin in 2022. Described as The UWI’s Revenue Revolution, it seeks to now convert its well-earned and honed international reputation into much-needed revenue.