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The UWI signs MoU with Sussex University

Published: 
Monday, May 21, 2018
Professor Melissa Leach, left, director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee, right, director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, The UWI, sign the MoU. PICTURE ANDRAE HEWITT

In its thrust to broaden its international reach and reputation, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.

The two universities have committed to collaborate on research-based solutions for sustainable social and economic development and teaching at the graduate level. The MoU will see joint research, publications, staging of conferences and academic meetings, exchange of academic material and other aspects of teaching and learning.

The MoU was signed on April 26 during the SALISES’ 19th Annual Conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, as part of the calendar of events marking The UWI’s 70th anniversary. Director of IDS at University of Sussex, Professor Melissa Leach also delivered the conference’s distinguished lecture on the topic, Equity in the Anthropocene: Charting Transformational Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures.

Commenting on the MoU, Professor Leach said: “I am delighted that IDS has signed an MoU with The University of the West Indies, and look forward to close collaboration into the future on the many topics where we share common interests.”

Director of SALISES, Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee, said: “This MoU presents an excellent opportunity for collaborative research and academic engagement between the two institutes. This relationship will further expose our research fellows and students to international best practices in policy planning and, importantly, to programmatic implementation.”

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