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UWI supports Sport for Social Change with upcoming Public Lecture

For Release Upon Receipt - January 15, 2016

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. January 14, 2016 – In a Public Lecture hosted by The University of the West Indies’ Department of Management Studies, Dr. Vladimir Borkovic will share expert insight on ‘How to become a Champion in Life and Sport’. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2 pm this Saturday, January 16, Lecture D of the Teaching and Learning Complex, The UWI St. Augustine.

A lecturer in the UWI FIFA Sport Management Programme, Dr Borkovic is also one of the founders of Street Football World, an organisation which is changing the world through the beautiful game of football. A partnering foundation of FIFA, Street Football World has a network which spans 22 countries and 37 organisations, and has empowered over 330,000 young people worldwide. Their work has demonstrated football’s unique capacity to educate young people on topics ranging from HIV/Aids to gender equality. A feat made possible by his scientific expertise and interests in applied socialization theory and in developing community based monitoring and evaluating systems, Dr Borkovic has responsibility for developing and implementing programmes across the organisation’s expansive network. He continues to oversee social change initiatives in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. 

While Dr Borkovic’s work with Street Football World sees an impact on the grass-root members of societies across the globe, he also does his part to reshape the thinking those in the academic world regarding the relationship between Sport and society. As a lecturer in the FIFA Master of Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, Dr Borkovic has shared his knowledge in over 30 countries across the world.  

Dr Borkovic studied Psychology and then obtained his Master in Sport Science at the University of Belgrade in his native Serbia. He went on to the University of Postdam, Germany where he completed his Doctorate in Human Sciences.  

For more information on Dr Valdimir Borkovic’ Public Lecture on ‘Sport Development: How to become a Champion in Life and Sport’, interested persons may call 868-293-5823.  


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. Website:


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