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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


Latest News

  • Professor C. Justin Robinson is new Pro Vice-Chancellor for The UWI Board for Undergraduate Studies

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor C. Justin Robinson as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (BUS). Professor Robinson’s appointment took effect on August 1, 2021, beginning his three-year term. As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robinson will oversee the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Stud...

  • Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine Appointed

    Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine has been appointed as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research (BGSR) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Having completed two terms as the first Dean, Faculty of Law St. Augustine and regional University Dean, Professor Antoine now heads the University’s Board for Graduate Studies and Research, to oversee its poli...

  • Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy appointed Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs

    Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy has been appointed Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). With effect from August 1, 2021, she assumed leadership of the regional university’s global engagement portfolio and is responsible for coordinating internationalisation and strategic global initiatives across The UWI system. Dr. Richards-Kennedy has ov...

  • Cave Hill Students Gifted New Outdoor Study Space

    Additional outdoor seating for study and reflection is now available to ...

  • Dame Sandra Mason to receive Honorary Doctorate during a Special Convocation

    Governor General of Barbados, Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason GCMG, D.A., Q.C., will be conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at a special convocation on Saturday October 2 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public service. She will receive the scroll during a virtual ceremony which will be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. The event will be streamed live on UWI TV and socia...

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