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UCCI Mission Statement


UCCI is an institution of higher learning that contributes to the Caymanian society by advancing knowledge and developing creative graduates, and through its cultural, social, economic and environmental activities. "We will admit all students with the potential and passion to learn. We will challenge students intellectually and prepare them for life in the global market place".


In developing this plan, the whole UCCI community will be consulted about the institution's future. These are the characteristics that should come to define UCCI:

  • A clear vision in which academic ambitions are the cornerstone of all planning
  • Applied research initiatives, combining individual scholarship with focus, critical mass and thematic areas of activity
  • A diverse, socially representative and able student population experiencing an education that is intellectually demanding and provides skills relevant to the global marketplace
  • Internationally competitive and profiled
  • Collaborative – locally, nationally and internationally
  • A mutually supportive and equal working environment in which all staff feel their needs are recognised and their contribution valued and rewarded
  • Staff who are united by shared values and common goals
  • Co-operation with students to provide the best environment for their education and well being
  • Growth in all program areas including plans for postgraduate studies
  • Increased financial independence
  • Decision-making that is consultative, transparent, inclusive and well communicated
  • An organisational structure that collocates decision-making, financial control, administration and accountability
  • Acknowledged contributor economically, socially and culturally to the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean region.


  • To provide high quality education in career, liberal arts and transfer programmes;
  • To encourage the maximum development of student potentials;
  • To develop the competence of undergraduate students in basic skills;
  • To prepare students in career programmes to meet the standards and competencies required for employment;
  • To foster social and political awareness and involvement in the community through academic programmes and extra-curricular activities;
  • To respond to the varied educational needs of the local community through a broad range of continuing education, career training and community service programmes;
  • To develop new educational programmes in response to the economic development needs of the community in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Government, the Chamber of Commerce, and other local associations;
  • To provide a systematic process of review that assures the realisation of the mission and goals of the University College.




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