: Photo: From left: Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, Professor Ihron Rensburg, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Professor V Eudine Barriteau, and Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

The UWI partners with UJ to establish Institute for Global Africa Affairs

THE UWI has expanded its global reach with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of an Institute for Global Africa Affairs in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

The institute will focus on research and policy development and assist with curriculum development.

The agreement was initialled on March 27, 2017 by The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, and Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UJ, Professor Ihron Rensburg. This latest initiative comes on the heels of the establishment of the SUNY UWI Centre for Leadership and Sustainable Development, and the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology.

The Institute for Global Africa Affairs, to be managed by a board of directors, will operate at both universities and facilitate the exchange of professors and students.
It will examine a number of issues pertinent to both regions, including economic development, entrepreneurship, post-colonial governance, climate change, and youth and their identity.