The media launch of the University of the West Indies (The UWI) in partnership with CaribVision and the RJR Group in Jamaica, of UWI-TV took place on Friday 25, November 2016 at the Main Conference Room, New Administration Building, The UWI Cave Hill Campus.
UWI-TV went live on December 1, 2016 – initially for three hours per day – offering a variety of programmes showcasing the scholarship and many public events and activities that take place daily at the University.
According to The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “We are now in a new phase of television. Technology has enabled us to view programming on a variety of platforms. It has compelled us to create programming more quickly and more efficiently. The UWI has decided to use the opportunity that these new technologies offer, to share ideas, to dig deeper, think broader, reach higher for our understanding of our region and our world, to forge ahead with a pantheon of ideas. For us, the medium is the message”.
The UWI-TV initiative demonstrates the outcome potential of partnerships between industry and academia which forms part of the Triple A Vision outlined in the University’s new strategic direction: alignment between industry and academia for wealth creation and distribution; expansion of access to tertiary education and increased agility to global opportunities.