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In the 21st century global economy, knowledge generation and use, innovation, invention and technology transfer to business and industry are the key drivers of competitiveness and economic growth and development.
If the University of the West Indies is to continue to be a major contributor to the economic, social and cultural development of West Indian society, we must effect the transformations necessary to become a more research driven institution. The UWI has the best collection of intellectual and physical infrastructure in the region for research. It is positioned to drive the process of advanced knowledge creation and acquisition relevant to our region and to effect the transfer of that knowledge to society. Research and scholarship at UWI must also serve to provide a continuous flow of critical thought, scientific data and insights that can help policy makers to make informed decisions on a wide range of matters with a bearing on national and regional development and the quality of life of our populations.
This is well recognized in the UWI Strategic Plan 2007-2012, which (1) attempts to prepare a distinctive UWI graduate for the 21 st century – one who has a regional frame of reference and exemplifies the following attributes:
(i) a critical and creative thinker,
(ii) a problem solver,
(iii) an effective communicator,
(iv) knowledgeable and informed,
(vi) a leader
(vii) a team player,
(viii) IT skilled and information literate,
(ix) socially and culturally responsive,
(xi) innovative and entrepreneurial,
(xii) a lifelong, self-motivated learner.
To accomplish this task, students must take full advantage of the scholarships that are offered and to engage in research and innovation which would lead to the creation of new knowledge. This is an essential characteristic of any good university and its role must be expanded and accentuated at UWI as we go forward.
For more details on the scholarship opportunities please click on the respective links below: