The University College of the Cayman Islands has never let size stand in the way of achievement – and this "Little University that Could" has been making giant strides for education and community development not only in the Islands, but in the region. Since its inception as a Community College in 1975, UCCI transformed from being a part-time establishment to a full-fledged tertiary level institution offering a plethora of programmes in the Associate, Bachelor and Master's levels as well as Professional Education and Workforce Training. At the forefront of the entire operation is its world-class faculty, members of which possess either Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Drawing from their vast classroom and real-world experiences, they provide global and personalised instruction to over 1,000 students. In recent years, UCCI has become the institution of choice for many Caymanians and expatriates alike, as they are able to experience the demands of a University environment right on their doorstep. Through the delivery of quality programmes, students are equipped with knowledge and skills that meet the needs of local and international employers. UCCI also strives to be on the cutting edge of technology by promoting STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives and through the establishment of its very own observatory. As an important socio-cultural landmark, the University College stays true to its commitment of making valuable contributions towards nation building. Through its series of regional conferences, UCCI has brought thinkers and influencers from various fields of expertise, discussing some of the most pressing issues of our time.