Report to University Council

one Caribbean

One Caribbean. More than a slogan, it is the rallying cry of people, such as participants in the Caribbean Future Forum (http://, who realise that coming together is the Caribbean’s best chance to survive the major economic, environmental and social challenges threatening the region. As the most long-standing regional institution, The UWI is committed to Caribbean integration. To achieve this goal and better meet the needs of the people of the region, The UWI is taking steps to become more unified at every level, for a coherent university system across all four campuses.

The One UWI Task Force is working toward increasing the efficiency and harmony of the University’s governance and administrative processes.

The Transformation Committee, led by the University’s Chief Financial Officer, is working together with contributing governments and other stakeholders, to minimise increases in costs and maximise revenue generation across the University.

The UWI is also deepening its links across the region. An Open Campus Task Force will enhance teaching and outreach to the campus’ 20,000 plus students in 17 countries. Furthermore, in response to requests from Community and Teachers’ Colleges in Jamaica and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the University has proposed a Colleges of The UWI (CUWI) System which will connect The UWI to all interested and qualified community colleges in the region, offering them support for and access to advanced teaching and learning. This is a vital step toward a more resilient, high-quality tertiary education system, that brings the Caribbean together.

We, in the Caribbean, are one people, one nation, creators of a civilization influenced and fertilized by many, inferior to none, equal to all. The Caribbean nation must find its way as one.

Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles

"This is one university, it is one institution, it’s a unified intellectual force, it is here to serve Caribbean peoples and it must do this in the most efficient and practical way" - Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Members of The One UWI Task Force ( and Open Campus Task Force (