Established in 1948, UWI is the largest and longest standing higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean .
In its more than 60 years of existence, UWI has evolved from a fledgling college in the Caribbean island of Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 45,000 students, approximately 9000 graduates annually and more than 120,000 alumni. This impressive network of UWI Alumni includes one Nobel Laureate, dozens of Rhodes Scholars and more than 18 current and former Caribbean Prime Ministers and Heads of State.
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
An institution that remains proud of its rich history, today the enduring mission of The UWI is:
To advance education and create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, public service, intellectual leadership and outreach in order to support the inclusive (social, economic, political, cultural, environmental) development of the Caribbean region and beyond.
By 2017, the University will be globally recognised as a regionally integrated, innovative, internationally competitive university, deeply rooted in all aspects of Caribbean development and committed to serving the diverse people of the region and beyond.
Our Core Values
The Core Values of the UWI that guide its mandate, policy and decision making include integrity, intellectual freedom, excellence, civic responsibility, accessibility, diversity and equity.