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Cave Hill Honours 70 of its Most Outstanding Graduates

Ten current and former prime ministers, a governor general and a former president were among 70 Cave Hill alumni honoured for their contributions to the region and the world, during a recent ceremony held at the campus. The event formed part of Cave Hill's 70th anniversary celebrations of The University of the West Indies. Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Eudine Barriteau, pointed out tha...
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The UWI calls for Caribbean action based on UN IPCC report

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. October 12, 2018: “Caribbean scientists have long held the position that (global temperature rise of) 1.5°C may be the limit of global warming that vulnerable regions such as ours can tolerate.” Professor Michael Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus is commenting on the I...
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Confucius Institute signs MOU with BIMAP

As Barbados seeks to deepen its engagement with China, The UWI Cave Hill is taking steps to ensure that even more Barbadians will have access to learning Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute and the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to govern the provision of a Chinese Language and Culture curriculum at th...
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New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of Best Universities in the World

Media Release For further information, please contact the University Marketing and Communications Office at telephone 868-663-9392 or email or -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Immediate Release New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 p...
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Connecting through the Blockchain: The UWI Cave Hill to partner with Fintech Entrepreneur

As it accelerates the roll out of cutting-edge academic programmes on its Smart Campus platform, the Cave Hill campus is gearing to introduce the study of Blockchain technologies. Plans are in train to offer a specialization in the revolutionary technology that underlies bitcoin and other digital transactions from the next academic, 2019/2020. The special area of study will be offered in the n...
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Pace Like Fire!

Twenty-four young cricketers received the chance to hone their bowling skills through the Pace Like Fire programme which ran from September 3rd to 4th, 2018. Pace Like Fire is an initiative of The UWI Faculty of Sport and is intended to identify and develop the skills of young male and female players across the region with raw bowling pace. Akeem Dewar, Regional Sport Coordinator at The UWI ...
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Dr. Jan Yves Remy Appointed Deputy Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre

Dr. Jan Yves Natalie Remy has been appointed deputy director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre effective August 27, 2018. Dr. Remy brings to the post almost two decades of global experience in international trade law, working in various capacities on behalf of governments and private stakeholders. Prior to this post, Dr. Remy spent five years in the Geneva office of the Sidley Austin corporate l...
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The UWI Announces 2018 Global Giving Campaign

In commemoration of its 70th anniversary, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) seeks to raise funds through its annual Global Giving Programme. But, more than purely fundraising, the 2018 campaign aims to connect and engage with individuals and partners in the public and private sector and regionally and internationally to play an active role in strengthening The UWI’s capacity to ...
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Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Donates Cabinet Papers to The UWI Cave Hill

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur with Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor Eudine Barriteau before the start of the lecture Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, has donated papers collated during his 14-year tenure in office to The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Eudin...
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A New Cohort of Students Enrolled in Postgraduate Nursing Degree

Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Adams This semester, the first cohort of postgraduate Nursing students commenced studies at The UWI Cave Hill. Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Peter Adams, stated that several nurses are enrolled in the MSc in Nursing, with specialisations in Administration and Education. He was making remarks at a 70th an...
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Orientation 2018 a big success

Students ensured they were in the ‘know’ about the university life from “admission to graduation” ahead of the start of the classes this year. Director of the Office of Student Services, Dale Lynch, said that orientation events, namely the orientation days and orientation fair, were well attended. “Each orientation day had over 800 participants . . . Based on the...
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Research a Critical Component of Caribbean Development, says Principal Barriteau

Sound, Caribbean-centred research – much like that produced out of The University of the West Indies – is an indispensable and invaluable component of the region’s social and economic growth. Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, underscored this point during her remarks at the Postgr...
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The Policy of the Barbados Government on the Funding of Tuition at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

The following are excerpts from the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training re the revised policy on the funding of tuition fees: Students who obtained a Bachelor’s degree with First Class or Upper Second Class Honours would be eligible for automatic sponsorship of their Tuition Fees on enrolment in a second undergraduate degree programme.
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Cave Hill Students off to Suzhou

To Suzhou we go! (From left, front row): O'Shara Mason, Asharia Nurse, Romario Renee, Tessa John and Nicholas Jordan, with classmates (from left, back row): Andrew Lewis, Khalil Greene and Jamar Griffith. Later this month, nine students from The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill will continue their studies in Software Engineering at the Suzhou Global Inst...
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SPISE: Cultivating Caribbean STEM

The best and brightest young minds in Caribbean Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) convened at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus recently, during the seventh annual Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) 2018 summer programme. SPISE is an initiative of the Caribbean Science Foundation, which is headquartered in the CARICOM Researc...
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