Deepening Links across the Region

Advancing the CUWI System

Led by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr. Luz Longsworth as Chair of the CUWI Implementation Committee, the University significantly advanced its proposal for a Colleges of The UWI (CUWI) system in 2016/2017. The system which is intended to connect The UWI to all interested and qualified community colleges in the region, is a vital step toward a more resilient, high-quality tertiary education system that brings the Caribbean together.

In the period under review, seven colleges in Jamaica indicated their intent to become Colleges of The UWI:

  • Bethlehem Moravian College
  • Sam Sharpe Teachers' College
  • GC Foster College of Physical Education Church Teachers' College: Moneague
  • Shortwood Teachers' College
  • St. Joseph's Teachers'
  • College Moneague College
Seven colleges handed over letters of intent to become colleges of The UWI. Seven colleges handed over letters of intent to become colleges of The UWI.

Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business

The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (ALJGSB), based in Trinidad & Tobago was established in 1989 as the Institute of Business (IOB), a collaboration between The University of the West Indies and the private sector. Its initial investors included the Royal Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, Republic Bank Ltd., Neal & Massy, Ansa Mc Al and Trinidad Cement Ltd. Today, the School continues to enjoy strong endorsement from the business community.

In the reporting period, the Vice-Chancellor led a team which included Professor Brian Copeland, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The UWI St. Augustine Campus and Professor Densil Williams, Pro Vice- Chancellor, Planning, for special discussions with the Board of the ALJGSB. These discussions resulted in the establishment of a new Memorandum of Understanding between The UWI and the School, which not only provides for a rationalised and modernised relationship, but also improves the School's governance model, policy and operations.

Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business