Increased enrolment in Science and Technology at UWI

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the UWI St Augustine Campus has recorded a 25 percent increase intake in undergraduates boding well for the Caribbean which is currently experiencing low levels of innovation says University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles.

“This is quite phenomenal in terms of the innovation culture,” he said at the opening of the UWI St Augustine Campus Council Meeting on Monday at St Augustine.

Economic historians like himself, he said, know that this period is the innovation age of the Caribbean economy.

“The only way we are going to become more competitive in our industries, reduce costs to become globally competitive, and diversify existing industries to maximise export potential,” he said, “is by reducing costs and increasing productivity through innovation.” In many instances, he said, “it would mean an application of technology but in some instances it means a redesigning of existing strategies.” Read more

Source: Newsday (Trinidad & Tobago)