H. Carl McCall, chair of the board of trustees of the State University of New York System, has renewed a partnership agreement with the University of the West Indies to collaborate on teacher training, distance education, energy efficiency and sustainability, and climate change issues. The two institutions first agreed to cooperate in 2013 and now the partners have renewed their commitment to work together on issues relating to marine species in tropical climates, cardiovascular health among the Caribbean population, and on regional security issues.
“SUNY has forged productive partnerships all over the world with such esteemed institutions as The University of the West Indies, and we are honored to extend this collaboration,” said Chairman McCall. “International experience is a cornerstone of a SUNY education. Working in tandem with the many international activities each SUNY campus offers students, our system-wide partnerships and initiatives leverage the power of SUNY and make it possible for our campuses to send more students abroad, host more international students, and bring a truly global dimension to the curriculum and campus community.”
The University of the West Indies was established in Jamaica in 1948. It now operates campus in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Jamaica and has extensive online operations. The university has enrollments of 50,000 students from more than 40 countries.