UWI focus on science and technology
The University of the West Indies Cave Hill has decided on a change in focus to chart the way forward.
Having put the focus on other faculties in preceding eras, principal Sir Hilary Beckles said they had taken a decision to bring science and technology, and medicine, into focus.
He made it clear that it did not mean the other faculties would be “downsized”, but that they had made a strategic decision to focus on science and technology and medicine between 2012 and 2017.
Sir Hilary said they felt the three areas would help to modernise society. While acknowledging that the three were seldom seen as important to the improvement of a society, Cave Hill had been in the forefront of research and innovation for 50 years, but the focus had not been on it, he added.
That being said, Sir Hilary said the days of keeping the work in the faculty a secret had come to an end. He stressed that the new thrust was to speak out, so that the man in the street would know what was happening in the areas of research. (YB)
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