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University of the West Indies (UWI)

UWI was established in 1962 with Her Royal Highness, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone as the first Chancellor and Sir Arthur Lewis the first Vice Chancellor.

UWI comprises three main campuses (located at Mona, Jamaica, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Cave Hill, Barbados) as well as the Centre of Hotel and Tourism Management in the Bahamas in addition to University Centres/Schools of Continuing Studies in twelve other Caribbean countries.

The University has six Faculties offering first degree programmes in agriculture, arts, the humanities, education, engineering, law, medical sciences, natural and pure and applied sciences and social sciences. Certificates, diplomas and postgraduate degree programmes as well as a variety of specialist degrees are also offered.

The University’s central administration is located at the Mona Campus. The University is Headed by Chancellor.


Our Mission

An institution that remains proud of its rich history, today the enduring mission of The UWI is:

To advance education and create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, public service, intellectual leadership and outreach in order to support the inclusive (social, economic, political, cultural, environmental) development of the Caribbean region and beyond.

Our Vision

By 2017, the University will be globally recognised as a regionally integrated, innovative, internationally competitive university, deeply rooted in all aspects of Caribbean development and committed to serving the diverse people of the region and beyond.

Our Core Values

The Core Values of the UWI that guide its mandate, policy and decision making include integrity, intellectual freedom, excellence, civic responsibility, accessibility, diversity and equity.

Contact data:

The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus
Kingston 7
Tel: (876) 927-1660-9

The University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus
University Drive
P.O. Box 64
Tel : (246) 417-4000
Fax : (246) 425-1327 

The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine Campus
St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago

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