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The UWI begins 2019 series of Council Meetings to report on governance.

For Release Upon Receipt - March 1, 2019


Tuesday, March 5, is the start of the 2019 series of Council Meetings at The University of the West Indies (The UWI).  Considered the annual business meetings of the regional University, these are a fundamental aspect of the accountability of The UWI, at which the Vice-Chancellor and Principals of each of the four campuses report to their Councils/governing bodies on all activities undertaken over the last academic year to the Council membership and larger stakeholder community. 

Continuing a strategy of increased engagement and transparency with its regional and international stakeholders, the open sessions of each Council Meeting will be streamed live online via UWItv. Members of the media and the general public are invited to tune in for the livestreams. The livestream schedule is as follows: 

  • Mona Campus Council Meeting – Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. JA time/10:00 A.M. EC time
  • Cave Hill Campus Council MeetingFriday, March 8, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. Barbados/EC time | Press Conference to follow
  • Open Campus Council Meeting (in Turks & Caicos Islands) – Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. TCI time/10:30 A.M. EC time | Press Conference 11:00 A.M.  TCI/12:00 noon EC time
  • St Augustine Campus Council Meeting – Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. EC time
  • University Council Meeting (in Trinidad and Tobago) – Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. TT/EC time

Presentations will include the financial reports—for each year ending July 31—highlights of achievements over the last year, such as the Times Higher Education World Rankings, evaluation of the advancement the University’s Triple A strategy as well as reports from University officers and committees on matters such as academic and curriculum updates, enrolment statistics, graduate throughput, strategic initiatives and administrative issues. 




About The UWI

For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit

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