News & Events
A Centre Where Thought Leaders Meet
Over the last few years, UCCI has established a reputation for being a centre where thought leaders meet to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time.
UCCI strives to be on the cutting edge of technology by promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives through its very own observatory and STEM Carib Conference, both of which aim to establish the University College as an important STEM centre in the region and expose young people, educators and the general public to science and technology in a way that inspires curiosity and interest in learning.
The latest STEM Carib Conference featured a line-up of high-calibre speakers, led by NASA Aerospace Engineer and Caribbean Woman Icon in Science and Technology, Camille Alleyne, and was one that resonated well with students, teachers, parents and the general public.
As an important socio-cultural landmark, the University College stays true to its commitment of making valuable contributions towards nation building. Through its series of regional conferences, UCCI has brought thinkers and influencers from various fields of expertise, discussing some of the most pressing issues of our time.
The UCCI Caribbean Conference 2014 on Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality featured several imminent speakers, including Former World Bank Director and current Nigerian Minister for Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Jamaican Contractor General Greg Christie, National Integrity Action Director Professor Trevor Munroe and Cayman's Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick.
This conference reflected on various aspects of values and ethics, as they relate not only to the function of Caribbean governments and political parties, but also to the role of every institution –- whether educational, religious, or social -- across the region.
An Institution to Serve the Community
As noted in its 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".
Mr. Bodden said, "The University College belongs to the Caymanian public and as such, I encourage the community to support UCCI through visits, through supporting its events, through enrolling in courses and through a general display of interest and respect toward its students, faculty, Board and President."