University of the West Indies

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International university in the Caribbean

About University of the West Indies

According to Wikipedia, The University of the West Indies , originally University College of the West Indies, is a public university system established to serve the higher education needs of the residents of 17 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Each country is either a member of the Commonwealth of Nations or a British Overseas Territory. The aim of the university is to help "unlock the potential for economic and cultural growth" in the West Indies, thus allowing improved regional autonomy. The university was originally instituted as an independent external college of the University of London.

What Is University of the West Indies Known For?

University of the West Indies is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of the West Indies's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are University of the West Indies's Most Influential Alumni?

University of the West Indies's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Education, Political Science, and Literature. Here are some of University of the West Indies's most famous alumni:

Derek Walcott
Derek Walcott
A Saint Lucian–Trinidadian poet and playwright .
Walter Rodney
Walter Rodney
A Guyanese Marxist, Pan-Afrianist, and historian .
Imran N. Hosein
Imran N. Hosein
An Islamic scholar.
Colville Young
A Governor-General of Belize.
Orlando Patterson
A Historical and cultural sociologist.
Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes
An American academic.
Charles W. Mills
Charles W. Mills
An American philosopher.
M. NourbeSe Philip
A Canadian writer.
Patrick Lipton Robinson
Patrick Lipton Robinson
A Jamaican judge.
Lall Sawh
A Trinidad and Tobago scientist.
Marlon James
Marlon James
A Jamaican novelist.
Wendy Fitzwilliam
Wendy Fitzwilliam
A Miss Universe 1998.

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