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Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados

Brief Introduction:

Name: Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados (CI at UWI, Cave Hill)

Established: April 20, 2015

Location: Bridgetown (Capital of Barbados)

Partner University: the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados

Partner University – the University of the West Indies

University of the West Indies (UWI) is an autonomously regional university co-founded and supported by the following 17 English-speaking countries in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.

Each of them is either a member of the Commonwealth of Nations or a British Overseas Territory. The aim of UWI is to help “unlock the potential for economic and cultural growth” in the West Indies.

UWI consists of three physical campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, and Cave Hill in Barbados. There is also an open campus.

UWI was initially founded in 1948 at Mona in Jamaica as an independent external college of the University of London, and didn’t achieve independent university status until 1962. The St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad, formerly the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), was established in 1961, followed by the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados in 1963. Leading disciplines of UWI at Cave Hill Campus in Barbados include the Sciences of Law, Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, and Medicine. The Cave Hill Campus overlooks the island’s capital and principal commercial centre, Bridgetown, which is just five miles away. The total number of students at Cave Hill Campus at present is approximately 9,000.

Notable UWI alumni include former President of Trinidad and Tobago George Maxwell Richards, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning, former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Jamaica Percival Noel James Patterson, and Nobel Prize Laureate (Literature) Derek Walcott, among others.

The Current Administrative System of CI at UWI, Cave Hill and its Personnel

Administrative System

The Board of Advisors of the Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill in Barbados is responsible for the guiding principles and policies of its development. The Foreign and Chinese Co-Directors are responsible for the daily management of the Institute on behalf of the Board.

Personnel

Composition of the Board of Advisors

Barbadian Chair

Prof. Eudine Barriteau, Pro Vice-Chancellor of UWI and Principal of UWI at Cave Hill, Barbados (the next Vice-Chancellor will assume the position)

Chinese Chair

Prof. MA Huaide, President of CUPL

Other Board members

Prof. Winston Moore, Deputy Principal of UWI at Cave Hill, Barbados

Dr. Mohsen al Attar, Dean, Faculty of Law, UWI at Cave Hill, Barbados

Prof. Ochieng-Odhiambo, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI at Cave Hill, Barbados

Dr. Don Marshall, Director of Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI at Cave Hill, Barbados

Mr. David Bulbulia, Foreign Co-Director of the Confucius Institute, UWI at Cave Hill, Barbados

Prof. Gang Wenzhe, Vice Chair of CUPL Council

Prof. SHI Jianzhong, Vice President of CUPL

Prof. Yu Fei, Dean of Civil, Commercial and Economic Law School, CUPL

Prof. Xu Lan, Dean of School of International Education, CUPL

Dr. LI Renyan, Chinese Co-Director of the Confucius Institute, UWI at Cave Hill

Directors of the Confucius Institute:

First Barbadian Co-Director Mr. Ché Leon C Corbin

First Chinese Co-DirectorProf. Song Qingbao

Second Barbadian Co-DirectorMr. François Jackman

Current Barbadian Co-DirectorMr. David Bulbulia

Current Chinese Co-DirectorDr. LI Renyan