FROM OUR RECORDS: RESEARCH DAY AT THE UWI we are aware that research day began in 1998.It was an initiative driven by former principal Sir Kenneth Hall to advance education and create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, public service, intellectual leadership and outreach in order to support the inclusive (social, economic, political, cultural, environmental) development of the Caribbean region and beyond.” (UWI Strategic Plan 2012-2017) The 2018 theme is: UWI powering development through partnership in research and innovation with over 70 research projects on show.The Indian subcontinent was home to the urban Indus Valley Civilisation of the 3rd millennium BCE — one of the world's earliest civilizations.In the following millennium, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism began to be composed.In the medieval era, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived, and Sikhism emerged, all adding to the region's diverse culture.Much of the north fell to the Delhi sultanate; the south was united under the Vijayanagara Empire.In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
They began Sunday February 11 with the ‘Hats off to UWI Commemoration Service’.
The country was unified in the 17th century by the Mughal Empire.
In the 18th century, the subcontinent came under the Maratha Empire and in the 19th under the British East India Company, later shifting to British crown rule.
Professor Eldemire-Shearer chair of the Research Days Committee explains that development is not just economic, UWI focuses on social development so medical and social sciences are important also.
Some of the highlight events included a Commemorative forum and Policy Wall.