The UWI 75th Anniversary
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is an internationally recognised university, rooted in the Caribbean. Since 1948, this university has provided service and leadership in its mission to advance sustainable development for the survival of the Caribbean economy and society.

Dr Maurice Smith
University Registrar
From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today, an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and Open Campus, in addition to global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
We are the Caribbean’s premiere university—consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE), and the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious rankings since its debut in 2018.

We take enormous pride in being an activist university, and a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of our people.
Our journey

Our Interactive Timeline charts our evolution from a conceptual institution in 1945 to the present, as the Caribbean's premiere university.

Explore the timeline

Anniversary Highlights

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Contact the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee

Jubilee Week•July 16-23,2023•

Press LaunchRHQ

Cross-campus QuizzesAll campuses

Ecumenical Service & Alumni BrunchMona/Five Islands

'UWI Stalwarts' Awards CeremonyRHQ

SALISES Academic ConferenceRHQ

'UWI Got Talent'All campuses

University Singers ConcertMona

Caribbean BazaarAll campuses

'Son et Lumiere' outdoor concertMona

Rebranding the Campus' Lecture seriesAll campuses

Pelican All-White Breakfast Party Mona

Black-Tie Gala DinnerCave Hill

'Back in Times' Kaiso Fete

VC Cricket Match

Share your Pelican moments

Please share the year if you are a graduate of The UWI