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The University Of The West Indies, Mona Campus.

About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948 as a university college, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has

emerged over the past seven decades as a globally respected regional university. The UWI has close to 50,000 students and is counted among the top 5% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Today, The UWI is the largest tertiary institution in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four

campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an Open Campus. The UWI has

students and staff from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities


Things to Do While in Kingston and Jamaica

Kingston boasts a vibrant and eclectic mix of sights, activities, restaurants and entertainment

spots many of which are within a 5 – 8 km radius of The UWI Mona Campus. Below are links to

some of the more popular destinations.

The Bob Marley Museum (museum, café, shopping) is 5 minutes away

Accommodation and Transportation

Tourism Activities

Hotel Information

We have secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms at the 

Jamaica Pegasus for Mona Symposium attendees.

For persons to access these rates 

the Mona Symposium Organizing Committee must make the 

reservations directly with the hotel.

Please indicate during registration whether you are interested in this option.


(As a reminder, you must complete the registration process before we can reserve your hotel room.)


For further information please Contact Us.


Other accommodation options that allow for easy travel to the Mona Symposium include:


Ground transportation

We provide:

  • Complimentary pick-up on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport and transport to your hotel in Kingston. 


  • Daily complimentary shuttle between the Jamaica Pegasus and the UWI Mona 


Persons staying at other accommodations in the New Kingston area will make their way to the Jamaica Pegasus for pick-up.

AirPort & Visa Requirements

The Mona Symposium will be held at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (UWI Mona).

The UWI Mona is located in Kingston, Jamaica. 

The closest airport to the UWI, Mona is the Norman Manley International Airport.

For Visa and travel information to the Island visit the link below:

Requirements for Travel to Jamaica

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