The University was established by Parliament with the enactment of the Uni-
versity of Technology, Jamaica Act No. 27 of 1999. The Act is divided into two
1. The Charter also called the First Schedule
2. The Statutes also called the Second Schedule
The Act outlines the objects and functions of the University, ministerial policy
directions, general provisions for staff, financial provisions, accounts and
reports. The institution operates under a bicameral system of governance com-
prising a Governing body, the University Council and the supreme academic
arm, the Academic Board. Each body is supported by standing committees
through which much of its work is expedited.
The University is headed by the Chancellor who presides over the convocation
and is supported by a Pro-Chancellor who is second in command.
The President of the University is the chief academic and administrative officer
of the University and presides over the meetings of the Academic Board. The
President is supported by a Deputy President, Vice Presidents and other senior
The Council is the ultimate authority on matters of governance. However, the
nature of the bicameral system requires much consultation between Council
and the Academic Board.
SCHOOL OF GR ADUA T E S TUD I E S R E S E A RCH AND ENT R E P R ENE UR SH I P