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Developing a Region

UWI Contributing Countries

About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation.


The UWI contributing countries are:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Barbados 
  • Belize 
  • The British Virgin Islands 
  • The Cayman Islands 
  • The Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and The Grenadines
  • The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
  • The Turks and Caicos Islands