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UWI Mona to launch research series to spotlight faculty innovations

Shemar-Leslie Louisy

Shemar-Leslie Louisy / Our Today

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Professor Densil A. Williams, principal of the UWI (Photo: Contributed)

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has announced the launch of a research series geared towards showcasing its faculties’ work in providing solutions for national, regional and international stakeholders.

The primary objective of the series, set to commence in January, is to provide a platform for each faculty to showcase its work and shed light on the individuals driving these endeavours.

The research results will be disseminated through various channels, including traditional and social media platforms, YouTube, and UWI social media platforms throughout the remainder of the academic year from January 2024 to July 2024.

Entrance to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus.

Professor Densil A. Williams, principal of The UWI, Mona, gave further insight about the initiative: “Our research is what distinguishes us as a high-quality global university. We are, therefore, pleased to share these outputs with the public to increase awareness and assist policymakers at the macro and micro levels in making better decisions. This will undoubtedly redound to benefit our society in a tangible way.”

Responding to questions from Our Today, Professor Marvin Reid clarified that this initiative aims to showcase UWI’s scholarship and relevance, and is distinct from the Cohen-led Operation Restructuring and Growth, an initiative set to overhaul administrative processes at the campus and implement new projects to generate at least J$4 billion in annual net revenue.

The inaugural installation of the series begins with the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) under the leadership of its dean, Professor Michael Taylor. It will outline its strategic vision for the coming years. and explore its ongoing research projects and collaborations.

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