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The University of the West Indies

at Mona, Jamaica

About UWI Mona

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Mona at a Glance


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The Mona campus, located in Northern Kingston, encompasses 653 acres of land formerly part of two large sugar estates, Papine and Mona. Scattered throughout the campus are the famous historic ruins of a Roman-style aqueduct, water wheel, and other remnants of the sugar works which once stood on the site. The campus is nestled in a lush valley embraced by Long Mountain to the south and the southernmost peaks of the famous Blue Mountain Range to the North. Mona is perhaps one of the most scenic areas in Greater Kingston, with the surrounding mountains providing a verdant backdrop which enhances the serene atmosphere of the campus.

  • Established 1948 as a College of the University of London.
  • Gained full University status in 1962
  • Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountain Range, the picturesque Mona Campus is spread over some 653 acres. The Campus is rich in historical remains, the dominant feature being the century-old aqueduct that served the former sugar estate.
  • Total enrolment: Approximately 11,000
    50% of undergraduates are under 25
    68% of postgraduates are over age 30
    2% of all students are over age 50
    Vice Chancellor: Prof. E. Nigel Harris
    Principal: Prof. Archibald McDonald
    Campus Registrar: Dr. Camille Bell-Hutchinson