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UWI Central Office for Regional and International Affairs established

For Release Upon Receipt - December 13, 2012


A Central Office for Regional and International Affairs (CORIA) has been established within the Vice-Chancellery of The University of the West Indies (UWI). This Office aims to develop a comprehensive and cohesive approach to achieving the important strategic objective of The UWI to increase its visibility and positioning in a wider global context, while strengthening its regional remit. The Office, which has absorbed the former External Relations and Intra/Inter-Institutional Collaboration (ERIIC) Office, is headed by Dr David Rampersad from the St Augustine Campus where he was charged with research development and knowledge transfer. The other members of staff assigned to CORIA are Dr Christine Marrett, Dr Louis Whittington and Ms Sharon Estwick, both based at the Cave Hill Campus.

The Office will, inter alia, pursue the strategic objectives of coordinating policies and plans with respect to regional and international outreach to ensure a focussed approach across the institution; acting as advisor to the Vice-Chancellor in matters pertaining to regional and international outreach; managing relationships with major external stakeholders and strengthening the relations between the UWI and regional and international tertiary education institutions.  

For further information please contact The Office of Administration, The UWI Mona Campus at (876) 977-2407 ext. 8964.


About UWI

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, Bermuda, 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 45 physical site locations across the region, serving 16 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, Science & Technology, Food & Agriculture, and Social Sciences. 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)  


  • The Office of Administration, The UWI Mona Campus

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