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University for Development Studies

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Type  Public
Website  www.uds.edu.gh
Phone  +233 37 202 2078
Vice-chancellor  Gabriel Ayum Teye
Established  1992
Founded  1992
Motto  Knowledge for Service
Colors  Black, White, Green
University for Development Studies

Location  Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
Campus  Suburban area(Tamale, Nyankpala, Wa, Navrongo)
Colours  Black, Mantis, Bottle Green and White
Address  Post Office Box TL 1350, Tamale, Ghana
Subsidiaries  University for Development Studies, Wa
Similar  University of Cape Coast, Kwame Nkrumah University, University of Educatio, University of Ghana, University of Mines and Tech

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The University for Development Studies, Tamale was established in 1992 as a multi-campus institution. It is the fifth public university to be established in Ghana. This deviates from the usual practice of having universities with central campuses and administrations. It was created with the three northern regions of North Ghana in mind. These are the Northern Region, Upper East Region and the Upper West Region.


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Faculty of Planning and Land Management

  • Department of Community Development
  • Department of Planning and Management
  • Department of Real Estate and Land management
  • Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Technology
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Farm Management
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Consumer Sciences & Agricultural Education
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment

  • Department of Forestry and Forest Resources Management
  • Department of Fisheries ad Aquatic Resources Management
  • Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  • Department of Environment and Sustainability
  • Department of Ecotourism and Resort Management
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

    To be established at the University for Development Studies' Kintampo Campus

    Faculty of Applied Sciences

  • Department of Applied Biology
  • Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Department of Applied Physics
  • Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Statistics
  • Faculty of Integrated Development

  • Department of Economics & Entrepreneurship Development
  • Department of Environmental & Resource Studies
  • Department of Social, Political & Historical Studies
  • Department of Planning, Land Economy and Rural Development
  • Department of Communication studies
  • Department of programs offeredbuiness Studies
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences (faculty)

    The first batch of students were admitted in 1997

  • Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Community Nutrition
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
  • Department of Physiology & Surgery
  • Faculty of Horticulture

    To be established at the University for Development Studies


  • Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region – earmarked to house the Allied Health Sciences.
  • Nyankpala, Northern Region, Ghana – houses the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources and Faculty of Consumer Science and Communication
  • Navrongo, Upper East Region – location of the campus which houses the Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana – houses the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and School of Allied Health Sciences.
  • Wa, Upper West Region – houses the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies.
  • Third trimester field practical programme

    For the Third Trimester Practical Programme (TTFPP) the whole of the third trimester is devoted to practical field work in the local communities. Students of a given year group identify a specific region, and in smaller groups live and interact with the people in the local communities during each third trimester for a period of three years. The programme began in 1993. It entails the combination of students from all the faculties: Agriculture, Integrated Development Studies; Applied Science and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    List of Vice Chancellors

  • Prof. R.B Bening Pioneer Vice Chancellor (1992 – 2001)
  • Prof G.W.K Mensah (Acting Vice Chancellor) (2001 – 2002)
  • Prof. John Bonaventure Kubongpwa Kaburise (April 8, 2002 – April 7, 2007)
  • Prof. Nokoe (Acting Vice Chancellor) (April 2007 – 30 June 2010)
  • Prof. Haruna Yakubu (June 1, 2010 – 2015)
  • Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye (October 1, 2015 – Present)
  • References

    University for Development Studies Wikipedia