Research @ UWI

Advancing our research capacity and output in areas of critical importance to the Caribbean and to the international community, is a major priority at The UWI St. Augustine Campus.
The mandate and vision of the School for Graduate Studies and Research is to develop the quality and relevance of graduate education and research at The University of the West Indies and to establish The UWI as the internationally recognized research leader in selected focal areas  that  are particularly relevant to developing countries in tropical areas globally.



A selected history of the research of The UWI St. Augustine Campus is contained in a series of books and films produced between 2010 and 2015 entitled: Decades of Research (2010); Oasis of Ideas (Documentary film, 2010); Advancing Knowledge, Impacting Lives (2015) and a series of associated films by the same name. The latter films show both a sample overview of key campus research projects during this time, and the Institutes, Departments, Faculties and Individuals researchers who are driving these initiatives. Click here for these and other research related media about The UWI St. Augustine Campus.


Graduate Studies and Research

The School For Graduate Studies and Research is supported by the Office for Graduate Studies and Research (Office of the Campus Registrar) to administer a range of graduate studies matters, but importantly to perform a support and developmental role in the expansion of both graduate education and research. The School administers grant funding for staff and students and graduate scholarships.


To identify and develop revenue generating opportunities for Funding the Enterprise through Research Development and Knowledge Transfer.

We achieve this by:

  • Creating and strengthening the culture of grantsmanship
  • Commercialization
  • Recognizing and leveraging IP potential
  • Consulting activities


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