The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a multi-campus regional university serving the English-speaking Caribbean, the UWI campuses include: The Mona and Western Campus located in Jamaica, St Augustine and Penal Campus located in Trinidad and Tobago, the UWI- Open Campus with campus sites throughout the Caribbean region and the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
The Cave Hill Campus is characterized by its quaint and historic legacy. The campus was originally designed to accommodate approximately 500 students. However, the demand for quality education coupled with the Campus’ growing tradition of excellence has seen an exponential growth in student number, ranging from 7,000 – 9000 students per annum.
This regional campus’ great legacy has witnessed the ever-growing international student population, and as such the Campus is now home to a vibrant and diverse student from over 35 countries, China, Brazil, USA, UK and Italy.
The physical expansion of the campus has taken place in a manner sympathetic to the original architectural design of low-rise buildings, simplicity and orderliness. This, combined with the scenic attractiveness of the site, and the relatively small size of the University community has resulted in an atmosphere of intimacy and friendliness which is immediately felt by visitors to the Campus.
The Campus is located on 98.12 acres. The main campus is located on 47 acres of elevated scenic property overlooking the capital, Bridgetown, with a further 33 acres of land contiguous to the existing campus, overlooking the crystal clear, tranquil Caribbean Sea. This site houses state-of-the-art sporting facilities including a FIFA-rated football field; an IAAF rated athletic track, cricket training facilities, sport labs and gyms.
Over the past several years, the campus has focused heavily on expanding its graduate offerings. In 2011, the Global ranking of Master’s Degrees Eduniversal ranked the Campuses’ following masters programmes as follows:
The Campus has also developed centers of excellence in numerous fields including:
The Campus has become a leader in tertiary education in Barbados and a beacon of academic excellence throughout the region as well as internationally. In 2013 Cave Hill celebrated its golden anniversary and reflected with pride on its contribution to regional development and the upliftment of Caribbean people.
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