The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), established in 2004, is the national University of Trinidad and Tobago. The University comprises thirteen (13) campuses and has as its mission:

"To contribute to the sustainable and entrepreneurial development of society through the advancement and application of research, dissemination of knowledge and public engagement in our pursuit to produce work-ready graduates, innovators and critical thinkers."


UTT's current programmes include:

  • Petroleum, Process & Utilities Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy Studies
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Criminology, Justice & Public Safety
  • Aviation Studies
  • Teacher Education, with specialisations in:
  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Primary Education
  3. Secondary Education
  4. Technical-Vocational Education
  • Bio-Sciences, Agriculture & Food Technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Administration
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports Studies
  • Fashion Design and Fashion Management

The President, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University, will be expected to lead and manage its academic and corporate activities in pursuit of its mission.

The President reports to the Board of Governors and has overall responsibility for both the academic body and the supporting corporate services.


Minimum qualifications include the following:

  • A distinguished academic career, having achieved the level of a full Professorship, preferably in one of the areas currently covered by the University
  • Extensive experience in the management of units of a recognised university or tertiary institution
  • The capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships
  • A firm commitment to the mission of the University
  • Extensive experience in working in both government institutions and private sector organisations
  • An understanding and appreciation of the role of the University in contributing to national objectives
  • The vision to continue leading the Institution into national and international prominence


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