History of The University
The University was founded in 1999 in the beautiful campus of England, UK, in the City of Chatham, County of Kent, and started operations as an educational division of the University Of Maryland, UK Campus. Sooner the Medical College London appeared on stage with thepurpose of giving to the medical and health care applicants an innovative view and moderncurriculum closer to the American /US Traditional Medical School model combined with amore holistic approach to the patient within a distinctive philosophy aside the European model obsolete and outdated.The burden of bureaucracy and the resistance of the established institutions to thechange and adaptation to modern times and society demand, forced to the officials of TheMedical College London, to look for a more convenient location, that could be a bridge for bothmedical cultures, the European and the American, so after a careful and thorough search,conversations advanced with the Government of Montserrat (an “OTC”,- Overseas Territoriesand Countries- of the UK) with special relationship with the European Union, but located in theheart of the Caribbean, so the pretended bridge between both cultures appeared at last.The Government of Montserrat initially welcomed the establishment of the MedicalCollege that sooner (2003) and after a huge investment to buy the beautiful 12-acre estatewhere the main Campus is located, became fully licensed as a new institution broadening itsmission and objectives and adopted the name and legal structure of an established privateUniversity called the University of Science, Arts and Technology (USAT) and The MontserratCollege of Medicine.Despite the good faith and intentions of the Government and USAT officials to enrollstudents and operate the University as a regular institution, some environmental troublesforced the USAT to act under the Volcano clause, and the expatriation of students waspermitted by the Government to avoid complex and dangerous situations like the lived before,when the Volcano (Soufriere Hills) still active in Montserrat eruption created time before whenthe former Capital f the Country (Plymouth) became destroyed and buried by lava and ashes.During this time, the USAT has lived an initial period plenty of illusion and hope,troubles and the barriers of a starting and small institution, that once overcome, is awakeningto a new sunrise, with a growing community and a student enrollment growth withoutprecedent. All this under the right direction and surveillance of a visionary man, a loyal Boardof Governors, a disciplined and dedicated faculty and a lovely and competent staff, surroundedby the warm and motivation of the student community, their families and friends, as it can´t bein another different way. This is why the Student and Post Graduate Association have adoptedthe Latin motto:“Non Multa Sed Bona” (A few, but good).The University has a short history, committed with the oldest traditions of the University culture as heritage from its European background and the plus and added value that isrepresented by its modern philosophy and principles taken from the modern AmericanMedicine and the US University progress and evolutionary principles. A combination that forsure is unbeatable.The simple and deep vision of the USAT is lying on a short but vast concept;to providethe best quality education possible, exceptional, in excess of the expectations of all constituents.