The aims of the University are to provide a place of education, learning, and research of a standard required and expected of a university of the highest standard, and to secure the advancement of knowledge and the diffusion and extension of arts, sciences, and learning throughout Guyana.
(The University of Guyana Act, Chapter 39:02, Act 6 of 1963 Amended by 5 of 1965, O. 14/1965, Section 4;21 of 1977, 19 of 1993, and 14 of 1995.)
The mission of the University of Guyana is to discover, generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the highest standard for the service of the community, the nation, and of all mankind within an atmosphere of academic freedom that allows for free and critical inquiry.
(The University of Guyana Academic Board, 2001)
1. Produce at Least One Graduate Per Household.
2. Become a World Leader in Specific Knowledge Techniques and Technologies.
3. Emerge as a Center of Excellence in Research Responses to Guyana’s and the Planet’s Grand Challenges.
4. Evolve as a Model University that is Fit for the Future and Focused on Student-Citizen Success.
(Blueprint 2040 Concise Version, Sept 2019. Office of the Vice-Chancellor, XI)
Programmes were at first confined to the Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. However, in 1967, a Faculty of Education was established and this was followed by the establishment of the Faculties of Technology in 1969, Agriculture in 1977, and in 1981, the Faculty of Health Sciences, prior to the establishment of which programmes in Health Sciences were offered within the Faculty of Natural Sciences.Read More →
The University of Guyana comprises of two campuses & eight degree-granting, academic faculties & schools. While each faculty has its own personality and area of expertise, they frequently work together to offer interdisciplinary degree programs and undertake complex research.