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UWI forms links with Surinamese University

For Release Upon Receipt - June 4, 2009

St. Augustine

Further strengthening ties with our Caribbean counterparts, The University of The West Indies (UWI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Anton de Kom University in Surinam. To concretise the agreement, a delegation from Anton de Kom paid a visit to UWI form Thursday 21st to Monday 25th May, 2009. The newly inked MOU will facilitate greater collaboration between the institutions and build on the historic relationship between the two universities, including joint proposals for funding for research, joint programmes, conferences and workshops and exchange programmes for staff and students.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.