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UWI hosts EDULINK II Information Session and Workshop

For Release Upon Receipt - May 4, 2012

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus hosts its “EDULINK II Information Session and Workshop” on Tuesday May 8th and Wednesday May 9th, 2012, from 9:30 am-12 pm on both days, at The UWI’s Institute of Critical Thinking.  

The purpose of the information session and workshop is to inform interested universities, research institutions and others engaged in research across the Caribbean of the EDULINK application process and selection procedures, as well as an overview of project management and EDULINK financial reporting requirements. The EDULINK II Call for Proposals is funded by the European Union and managed by the ACP Secretariat and will focus on two thematic areas: Agriculture and Food Security and Energy Access & Efficiency.

Keynote speaker for the session will be Mr. Christof Merkle, Education and Communication Expert of EDULINK Programme Management Unit (PMU). Among the specially invited people are Professor Wayne Hunte, PVC Research, Mr. Rodney Amar, Representative from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Tertiary Education, Ms. Kathrin Renner and Ms. Giselle Granger, Delegations of the European Union to Trinidad & Tobago.

EDULINK II is open to Academic Staff of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Trinidad and Tobago, research institutions, public agencies and the Caribbean. Representatives from the Ministry of Science, Technology, Tertiary Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Energy and related regional Ministries and Institutions are also invited to attend.

The deadline for submission of applications is July 30th, 2012. To register for the information session and/or the Reporting Workshop, please download the registration form and return it to the EDULINK PMU via The information session has also been advertised on the EDULINK website:

For further information, please contact David Rampersad, Director of The Office of Research Development & Knowledge Transfer at 662-2002 Ext 82496 /84486 /83796 or via email at

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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, 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 over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 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, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and 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.)