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The UWI’s 75th Anniversary year was deemed “magnificent” by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, as the year of celebrations was launched during a media briefing on January 6, 2023.

Vice-Chancellor Beckles considered the University’s extraordinary journey during its 75 years of service to the region and beyond, commenting that this period represents “75 years of commitment to nation building. 75 years of driving forward economic and social transformation and development.”

The UWI’s 75th Anniversary initiatives were framed and aligned to reflect on the University’s past, confront the present, and articulate plans for its future across all five campuses as well as internationally through partner associations and affiliates.

"The UWI has lived up to its promise, though much more can be done and must be done."

Chancellor, Robert Bermudez

"A moment of reflection and projection.”

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

“As a university rooted in the Caribbean with global reach many share the pride and outstanding accomplishments of our wonderful academy.”

Dr. Maurice D. Smith, University Registrar, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chair, 75th Anniversary Planning Committee