Building an Entrepreneurial UWI

SPECIAL REPORT Building an Entrepreneurial University

Towards amore Entrepreneurial UWI

We are now pursuing a third major goal— Innovation and Entrepreneurship—as part of our overall developmental agenda.

PROFESSOR STEPHAN GIFT Pro Vice-Chancellor, School of Graduate Studies and Research, The UWI

T he University of the West Indies is now and postgraduate students on five campuses across the Anglophone Caribbean region. Times Higher Education World University Ranking placed The UWI at 591 among over 25,000 universities in the world for 2018 and this ranking has improved in 2019. This is a testament to our efforts at improving programme quality and internationalising the University. Although we are a traditional University fulfilling the goals of providing Education and conducting Research, we are now pursuing a third major goal—Innovation and Entrepreneurship—as part of our overall developmental agenda. Innovation is a key driver of economic growth and the University must perform a leadership role in promoting over 70 years old and is an internationally recognised accredited Higher Education Institution. It has over 49,000 undergraduate innovation and entrepreneurship across the region in order to realise this growth. Specifically, such activity is intended to:

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