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The University of the West Indies

at Mona, Jamaica

About UWI Mona

Mona CampusSt. Augustine CampusCave Hill Campus


The University began at Mona, Jamaica, West Indies in 1948 as a College of the University of London. It achieved full university status in 1962. The Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad was converted into the St. Augustine Campus in 1961 and in 1963, a third campus was established at Cave Hill in Barbados. There is also a Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management in the Bahamas. University Centres in the non-campus countries ensure that a wide cross section of the population has access to a variety of educational resources and services and there is also an innovative distance education facility.

The UWI is the region’s premier educational institution. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Science and Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences. There is a strong emphasis on Caribbean issues making the UWI the ideal educational institution for local and international students with an interest in Caribbean society.