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The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus was established in 1963, when it started out as the College of Arts and Science with one hundred and eighteen students and four full-time academic staff. In August, 1967, the College moved to its present site at Cave Hill. With the establishment of the Faculty of Law in 1970, the name of the College was changed to the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.

The University of the West Indies has been the defining Caribbean institution of the 20th Century. The Cave Hill campus as an important part of the Barbadian educational scene continues to play a part in development-oriented research at many levels. A significant number of knowledgeable persons who make contributions in their specific areas of study worldwide are produced as the Cave Hill Campus continues to contribute to national and regional development and transformation. It has provided access to education for Barbadians and other Caribbean citizens, many of whom can attest to the role it has played in their personal development and the growth of the region as a whole, not only in the area of education but in that of sports as well, in particular cricket. The Cave Hill Campus overlooks the island’s capital and main commercial center, Bridgetown, which is just five miles away. With much of its original architecture of simple, low-rise buildings still intact, the physical expansion 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 creates an inviting and friendly atmosphere which is immediately felt by visitors to the Campus.

Renamed Buildings


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  • Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin second term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

    Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday, April 30, for its annual business meeting, approved the renewal of Vice-Chance...

  • Grenada’s Prime Minister to Chair UWI Review Committee

    Following its 2020 strategic planning exercise, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has invited the distinguished Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell to lead a team of technical experts to review the academic and administrative operations of the University Centre. Integral to this review effort is maintaining The UWI as one regional enterprise with five ca...

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    The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) is posi...

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