Jamaica: UWI Graduate School For Tourism By 2020

The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020.

Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new UWI Western Jamaica Campus at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay last Friday, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that the university’s global recognition as a powerful intellectual institution will position it to make an even more substantive contribution to the development of the region through the school of tourism.

He also said The UWI was among a plethora of academic institutions introducing or repackaging tourism as an important element of their curriculum.

The grad school comes on the heels of the Global Tourism Resilience Centre opened at The UWI, Mona, campus in St Andrew and forms part of efforts to boost human capital in an industry that is flourishing and expects 60,000 more workers in five years.

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