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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

About UWI

Today, the University of the West Indies (UWI) is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. UWI also has an Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving more than 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI also has Centres in the non-campus countries of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines.

Established in 1948, UWI is an international university with over 40,000 students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences. As the leading higher education institution in the English-speaking Caribbean, UWI plays a pivotal role in the development of sport and physical education in the Caribbean and has taken the lead in providing premier sporting facilities and sport-related academic programmes in the region.

The UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) is the 'centre' in Caribbean, for Sport and Physical Education development, training and research. Located at the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, SPEC has a combined 34,000-plus square feet of indoor space, with seating capacity for 1360 people, as well as outdoor facilities for cricket, tennis, rugby, soccer and track and field, which are second to none across the region. The University’s offering of sport-related undergraduate degree programmes include Sport and Tourism Management, Sport Management, Coaching and Physical Education. In 2009, UWI St Augustine and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) signed an agreement to collaboratively design and deliver a postgraduate Sport Management programme for the English-speaking Caribbean countries in Trinidad & Tobago.