Name of Organisation: Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institutes (UNICA)

Type of Organisation: Regional

Location of Secretariat: Jamaica

Years in Operation: 50

Address of Secretariat: c/o Latin American-Caribbean Centre, University of The West Indies, Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Telephone Number of Secretariat: (876) 702-4701

Email Address of Secretariat: unica@uwimona.edu.jm

Vision of the Organisation: An integrated regional higher education network and system that advances the collective socio-economic development of Caribbean countries and the professional growth of academicians and students.

Mission of the Organisation: To foster contact and collaboration between member universities and research institutes and research centres.

Key programme areas of the Organisation: The holding of conferences and meetings, Encouraging Staff and student mobility, Promoting collaboration between groups of research institutes and professional faculties, Facilitating cooperation and the pooling of institutional resources in research, Sponsoring studies of the systems of higher education in the region through seminars, surveys, research papers, publications, and Serving as a point of contact between other international and national university associations which pursue the development of the resources of the region.

Members of the Organisation: 28

List of current members:

  • Anton de Kom University of Suriname
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra
  • Universidad Latinoamericana y del Caribe
  • Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • Universidad de la Habana
  • Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena
  • Universidad APEC
  • Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago
  • Universite Caraibe
  • Universite Notre Dame d’Haiti
  • Universite Quisqueya
  • University of Curacao
  • University of Guyana
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Technology
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • The University of the West Indies
  • Medgar Evers College
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration