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The UWI's path to Revenue Revolution - University Performance Highlights 2020/2021

For Release Upon Receipt - July 14, 2021

St. Augustine

As another academic year comes to a close and we look forward to new opportunities and a new path ahead, we want to take this time to reflect on the milestones and successes of the past months. 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) skillfully managed the double agenda of building out its academic reputation as a first-class, globally respected enterprise while deepening strategic plans to accelerate non-government revenue-generation. While this may be one of the most challenging periods throughout our seven-decade history, we’re now stronger, more agile, more focused and more efficient because of it, and in a good, strategic position to accelerate our potential. The regional university is on a path to revenue revolution. 

We are pleased to share this short video that contains highlights of our performance from The UWI Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles’ report to University Council presented earlier this year. We hope you find it insightful, enjoy it, and take some time to read the full report at

A YouTube link to the video can be accessed here: 

The original video file can be accessed here until July 19.   




About The UWI  

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region.   

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.   

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.  

Ranked among the top universities in the world, by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher EducationThe UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. In 2020, it earned ‘Triple 1st’ rankings—topping the Caribbean; and in the top in the tables for Latin America and the Caribbean, and global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the top universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.   

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