Reflections from the Vice-Chancellor

UWI receives US$500,000 reparation payment

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, in response to the University’s receipt of a US$500,000 reparation payment from UK Philanthropist, Bridget Freeman. On the heels of the University of Glasgow’s agreement to enter into a £20 […]

Rise again, Dr. Ralph

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI. The University of the West Indies expresses its dismay and disappointment in the development in Kingstown, Saint Vincent that resulted in physical injury to the nation’s honourable and distinguished Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. The event that featured the hurling of […]

The UWI’s Stellar Leadership Confirmed: Times Higher Education 2021 Impact Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) has released its long-anticipated, prestigious 2021 Global University Rankings for the category—national, regional and international “Impact”. The best universities are ranked using “Impact” as the criterion for measuring their performance excellence. The rankings for 2021 are more competitive than prior years. In 2020, 768 universities were ranked from 85 countries. […]

Rowley and Gonsalves: UWI Sciences battle with them

As The University of the West Indies (The UWI) stands in active solidarity with the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, urging them to remain defiant in the fury of La Soufrière, it also continues to reach out to Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley as he battles […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles calls on the OAS for coordinated investment in the Caribbean

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Hilary Beckles has called on the Organization of American States (OAS) for coordinated, organized global investment in the Caribbean. Speaking during an open dialogue with Secretary General of the OAS, His Excellency Luis Almagro on April 14, 2021, which marked the observance of Pan American Day, […]

ONE LOVE/ ONE UWI #19 | The UWI secures largest grant ever — US$25 million

The University of the West Indies has secured an international grant of US$25 million, the largest in its history. United States’ Silicon Valley digital technology giant, Eon Reality, announced its partnership with The UWI that will assure the significant investment in Caribbean digital education and professional training. The grant will see Eon Reality, the global […]

Tribute to the late Professor Edwin Jones

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI in tribute to the late Professor Edwin Jones. A class act is closed and is finally to be celebrated. The return of Professor Edwin Jones to his ancestral land invokes reflections on his time with us. The University of the West […]

“Butch”

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI in tribute to the late Gordon “Butch” Stewart. There is an indomitable spirit that resides in the bosom of Jamaica, and when liberated with focus, discipline, and purpose rises and takes the world along […]

Universities and Guyana Development

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI and President of Universities Caribbean. There is considerable interest in the regional and international university sector to assist with Caribbean regional economic and social development. One of the principal pillars on which the 4th industrial revolution and the knowledge economy rests […]

ONE LOVE/ ONE UWI #16 | A Message from the Vice-Chancellor

A Series from the Vice-Chancellor “University leadership and consequently management are as much a science as they are an art.” [Sir Alister McIntyre] Congratulations COVID Class: 2020-21 Another exciting academic year beckons; another grand welcoming of new students and staff; another opportunity to refresh our bonds with returning students and staff; and another year to […]

Tony had a highly developed and sophisticated humility and humanity

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on the passing of the Honourable Antony Hart, OJ, CD, JP, LLD. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) salutes one of the great sons of Jamaica, the Honourable Antony Hart, OJ, CD, JP, LLD. He was a legend […]