The University of Guyana, now in its 59th year, was founded in October 1963. “UG” as it is fondly referred to offers 150 programmes in over 60 disciplines in online, face-to-face or blended formats. UG delivers in a Guyana based system across eight campuses. It is the largest, oldest, most advanced and only state University in Guyana. With a student population of over 10,000, “UG” has provided education, training and research for over 50,000 alumni over its 59-year history. UG’s national and global impact and footprint is significant. Its graduates have risen to populate the commanding heights or national, regional and international organizations of repute in over 150 different disciplines. The mission of the University 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, innovation and universal respect.
UG's forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University's future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana, the region and world. UG will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2023 and is stepping up its focus on becoming one of the leading and most sought-after educational institutions in the world for both staff and students.