Member Spotlight – The University of the West Indies, Open Campus

“As the region’s premier research academy, the UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. The world’s most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, ranked the UWI among the top 600 universities in the world in 2019, and among the 40 best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018 and 2019. The UWI has been the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious list.”

Dr. Sharmayne Saunder, Program Officer, The University of the West Indies, Open Campus

President Saunders

Dr. Sharmayne Saunder, Program Officer

The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, BZ || Established 1948 | Dr. Sharmayne Saunders, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did The University of the West Indies, Open Campus become a NISOD Member?
The UWI became a NISOD member in 2018.

Why is The University of the West Indies, Open Campus a NISOD Member?
NISOD offers extensive resources and training opportunities to its members. This allows for a greater opportunity to enhance the learning and development of our faculty and staff, which proves truly beneficial to our students

Which NISOD benefits does The University of the West Indies, Open Campus use the most and how?
The Webinar Series and publications that staff and faculty can access online.

Interesting News Happening at the UWI:

UWI Climbs World University Rankings After 2018 Debut
One year after hitting the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of the West Indies (UWI) climbed to a spot in the top four percent of the best universities in the world. The UWI retained its position as the number one ranked university in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Scotiabank Announces New University of the West Indies Scholarships
Scotiabank has committed to funding 15 new scholarships for students attending the University of the West Indies as part of the renewal of its sponsorship of the UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship.

UWI Shares Changes to Teaching, Exams Amid COVID-19
The University of the West Indies has taken key steps to meet the needs of students amid stay-at-home measures implemented by the Government to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Faculty at the UWI are also working within their communities to combat the disease. Medical sciences faculty are working on COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and engineering faculty have partnered with the private sector to drive the manufacturing of respirators, ventilators, and other medical and personal protective equipment.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.