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UWI and Shell Trinidad Limited sign for more scholarships

For Release Upon Receipt - June 10, 2016

St. Augustine

A new partnership has been forged with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The UWI, St. Augustine Campus and Shell Trinidad Limited. The 3-year MOU begins the collaboration for sponsorship by Shell of Master’s/PhD level research studies in the field of geosciences and/or petroleum energy in various aspects of the energy (oil and gas) sector of Trinidad and Tobago. The signing took place at the Office of the Campus Principal on June 3.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, met with Mr. Luis Prado, Country Chairman of Shell Trinidad Limited & Shell Venezuela and other Shell Trinidad Limited-affiliated persons to co-sign that Shell will be contributing to The UWI US$30,000 for three-year scholarships, with the possibility of extension.

Also present at the signing were Mr. Mark Regis, Government Relations Advisor at Shell Trinidad and Tobago and the (English and Dutch) Caribbean; Ms. Lauren Boodhoo, Business Development Manager, Office of Research Development and Knowledge Transfer; Professor Stephan Gift, Dean Faculty of Engineering; Professor Andrew Jupiter, Petroleum Geoscience Unit, Chemical Engineering and Professor Patricia Mohammed, Campus Coordinator – School for Graduate Studies and Research.



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.)