Focus on UG Newsletter Posts

Focus on UG informs about news emanating from the University of Guyana (UG) and is usually updated on the last Wednesday of every month. The articles are submitted by the University’s Public Relations Division, to which comments may be directed. (Tel: 222-5402, Fax: 222-2490) Email:

March 2017

Announcing the launch of a new publication: An Integrated Environmental Assessment of Georgetown

On October 28 2010, the School of Earth and Environmental Studies in partnership with the Mayor and City Council and the Office of the President, launched a new publication: "An Integrated Environmental Assessment of Georgetown," which was sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/ROLAC). This Environmental Assessment is part of UNEP's Global Environmental Outlook series of reports, and is the first for Guyana.

The Report was prepared using the UNEP's "Drivers-Pressure-State-Impact-Responses" conceptual framework to evaluate the interaction between

Focus on UG - September Edition

UG and Iwokrama cement relationship through signing of MoU

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana(UG), Professor Lawrence Carrington  and Director of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, Mr Dane Gobin, on Wednesday, September 22, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) opening a more formal chapter in the relationship between the two Institutions.

UG and CI Guyana sign agreement to promote integrated natural resource management

On Tuesday, September 21, the University of Guyana (UG) and Conservation International (CI) signed a cooperation agreement on the Turkeyen campus. Through this agreement, CI will collaborate with UG in teaching and research in areas related to integration of management of natural resources; ecosystem services and management; curriculum development; and building strategic international

UG responds to letter 'The $41M question'

The University of Guyana (UG) has noted with grave concern a letter carried in the Guyana Chronicle and Kaieteur News purportedly written by Professor Viday Kumar and titled "The $41M question." The letter makes a series of unfounded allegations against one of the University's staff and, by implication, the University as a whole. Our concern is for the damage to the University's image and

Advisory for UG applicants

The University reopened its application process on Sun, August 21, 2010 to facilitate applications from potential students whose CSEC or CAPE results became available during the third and fourth weeks of August. As a consequence, there are still a large number of applicants whose applications are still being processed, since their documents were only submitted for verification during the course of the week ending

Late Online Applications

Online applications for suitably qualified persons, who are desirous of applying for programmes listed below for the 2010/2011 academic year, will be opened from Sunday, August 22 to Sunday,
August 29, 2010.

Programmes available at Turkeyen Campus

Field production workshop ends

workshop participants

Forty seven persons (cameramen, writers, producers, etc) received certificates on Friday, August 13 at the Closing Ceremony for the Television Field Production Workshop: Producing Guyana on Television-"Designing and Implementing a Non-Fiction Documentary Series, "held from

2010 / 2011 Registration

The University of Guyana wishes to advise all new and continuing students
that online registration for the 2010/2011 academic year is scheduled to commence on
Monday, August 9, 2010.

Students who require assistance with their online registration may visit the Centre for
Information Technology Building, Turkeyen Campus, or the Administration Office at Tain Campus,
Monday to Friday from 09:00 h-16:00 h daily, where staff will be available to assist.

Focus on UG - May Edition

Visiting Professor launched books at The Dutch Bottle

Dr. Miguel Nenevé

Dr. Miguel Nenevé

Visiting Professor in Portuguese, Dr. Miguel Nenevé, Department of Language and Cultural Studies, School of Education and Humanities, launched two books of stories: "Have You Heard the Owl Hooting" and " Outros Tempos e Outras Historias" (Other Times , Other Stories).

Focus on UG - April Edition

The University of Guyana Congratulates President Bharrat Jagdeo

The University of Guyana takes this opportunity to extend heartiest congratulations to President Bharrat Jagdeo on the receipt of the 2010 Champion of the Earth Award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The University is extremely pleased that the President's unswerving efforts to bring to the attention of the global community the need to