UWI Keen to Link New Research with Growth Agenda

Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Sir Hilary Beckles, says the institution is now more committed to aligning its research with generating national growth.

He says now is the time to make its research more visible and accessible.

Sir Hilary says the research must now have an impact on societal transformation.

In the meantime, the Vice-Chancellor says the UWI is preparing itself for ranking by international institutions. He says the university will digitise and make visible, a vast majority of the research its conducted during its 70-years in existence.

Sir Hilary was speaking yesterday at the opening ceremony of the UWI Mona’s Research Day. Various research projects will be on display during the Research Days activities which ends tomorrow.

In the meantime, UWI Mona Principal, Professor Archibald McDonald, says its innovative ‘Mona Well’ may also benefit the University hospital and surrounding communities.

The Mona Well produces 750-thousand gallons of water per day and is saving the institution 15-million dollars monthly in water bills it usually pays to the National Water Commission.

Professor McDonald says the UWI is drilling another well.