University Consortium of Small Island States

The mission of the University Consortium of Small Island States [UCSIS] is to enhance the capacity of graduate education institutions in small island states by facilitating the development of the institutional and systemic capacity needed to implement the Barbados Programme of Action.


  • To improve information flows among members on course offerings, facilities,student needs and relevant documents.
  • To encourage cooperative curriculum development, research, indigenous knowledge management and outreach in the key areas of sustainable development of SIDS by supporting resilience building for sustainable development.
  • To share research findings and reference materials.
  • To use the results of SIDS-focused research and field work to assemble curricula relevant to island development
  • Recommend standards and procedures for inter-institutional accreditation among Members.
  • Ensure the sustainability of the Consortium by seeking and securing appropriate funding to support the activities of the Consortium.
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