Sir Hilary Beckles, eminent economic historian, scholar, and advocate, succeeded Professor E. Nigel Harris in the role of Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, in May 2015.
In response to a Caribbean faced with economic, environmental and social challenges, Vice-Chancellor Beckles has proposed a ‘Triple A Vision’ to rebuild our economic competitiveness, achieve economic growth, and drive our region out of recession.
Our University faces severe financing challenges. We have increased our capacity to leverage our assets to financially supplement government funding.
We are one university, one institution, a unified intellectual force, here to serve Caribbean peoples in the most efficient and practical way.
We are determined to be more engaged - locally, externally and globally and re-energised to confront the region’s challenges in the search for sustainable solutions.
Our activism is underpinned by a vision which incorporates alignment of industry and academia, expansion of access to tertiary education and alertness to global opportunities.
Our campuses’ collective achievements in the 2014/2015 year, highlight a vision for the future that will enable The UWI and our region to overcome the pressing challenges we face.