This page contains information for current staff members of the University of the West Indies.
The University of the West Indies is an autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 15 different countries in the West Indies - Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & The Grenadines, Republic of Trinidad &
The University was founded in 1948 at the Mona campus in Jamaica, as a University College in a special relation with the University of London. The University achieved independent status in 1962. The St. Augustine campus, in Trinidad, which was formerly the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, was started in 1960. The Cave Hill campus, in Barbados, was
established in 1963.
The University has three main campuses. They are:
Mona - in Jamaica,
Cave Hill - in Barbados
St Augustine - in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
In addition to the three main campuses, the University has centres in all of its non-campus Caribbean countries.
The courses and examinations for general degrees of the University are common to all three campuses. Of the professional faculties, agriculture and engineering are located at St. Augustine, law at Cave Hill and medical sciences at Mona. There are schools of medicine, dentistry and veterinary science at the St. Augustine campus.
As a regional institution the University offers the rich and vibrant atmosphere that results from the interaction of students connected yet varied in cultural and social backgrounds. A strong emphasis on Caribbean issues in both teaching and research makes the University an ideal learning ground for both regional and international students.