The SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development was officially launched on September 20, 2016
at the SUNY Global Center in New York. The Center builds on areas identified in previous UWI-SUNY agreements and includes research relevant to democratic participation, leadership, and governance, with a focus on solutions to specific problems constraining the achievement of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, and also on serving groups that have faced barriers to equal opportunities.
From left to right: Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, Professor Ihron Rensburg, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, and Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles at the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of the Institute for Global Africa Affairs.
Five months after its launch, the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development hosted its first major public event—a Symposium titled “The Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean”. The symposium, held at the SUNY Global Center in New York on Monday, February 13, 2017, aimed at increasing understanding of the issues and discussing possible solutions related to correspondent banking, attracted a range of finance and banking experts.
The MSc Sport Sciences degree is a double degree offered jointly by The UWI Cave Hill Campus and the University of New Brunswick, Canada. It exposes students to interdisciplinary knowledge of the field of sports, combining sports science with sport and recreational management, physiology, psychology, nutrition and biomechanics; research and analytical skills
to assist with the administration, design, monitoring and implementation of a Sports programme; best practice in sports science and sports management and practical experience across the sub-fields of sport.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Rahamon Bello (2nd right) with colleagues from both universities following
the signing of the Memorandum to establish the UNILAG-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies.
Representatives of The UWI, the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) and Jiangsu University at the signing of
the agreement to establish the Jiangsu University Suzhou Caribbean Institute (JUSCI) in China. The JUSCI will be a degree- granting institution for the development of human capacity
in the Caribbean and China, promoting collaboration through the exchange of expertise in pedagogy, training modalities, curriculum design, and management techniques. Its main focus will be in the areas of Science and Technology, allowing Caribbean IT professionals to integrate seamlessly with Chinese companies and professionals for development.