UWI Mona to launch solutions-oriented research series
THE University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has announced plans to launch a solutions-oriented research series.
The series, which is scheduled to begin next January, aims to showcase and celebrate the cutting-edge research endeavours undertaken by its faculties.
It will provide a platform for each faculty to present its groundbreaking work and highlight the people behind these endeavours.
The public will be able to access the results from this work on the Jamaica Observer’s website, The Gleaner, social media platforms, YouTube, and The UWI’s social media platforms.
In a release on Monday, principal of The UWI, Mona campus, Professor Densil Williams said he is enthusiastic over the upcoming series.
“Our research is what distinguishes us as a high-quality global university. We are, therefore, pleased to share these outputs with the public to not only increase awareness but also assist policymakers at the macro and micro levels to make better decisions. This will redound to the benefit of our society in a tangible way,” said Williams.
He said the inaugural segment of the series will shine a spotlight on the Faculty of Science and Technology, a hub of innovation and discovery, under the leadership of the dean, Professor Michael Taylor.
It will delve into various aspects of the faculty, exploring research projects, collaborations, and the faculty’s strategic vision for the coming years.
“This initiative underscores the university’s commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and addressing critical challenges through research. The university aims to engage a diverse audience, including students, academics, industry professionals, and the broader community through presentations, interviews, and interactive sessions,” said Williams.
In this year’s EduRank, which is an independent metric-based ranking of 14,131 universities from 183 countries, The UWI, Mona, ranked first in Jamaica, 1,196th in the global rating.
The university scored in the top 50 per cent across 79 research topics.
The ranking is based on three factors: research output (EduRank’s index has 5,813 academic publications and 101,426 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of notable alumni.