University for Development Studies

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University for Development Studies
UDS Seal
Arms of the University for Development Studies
Motto Knowledge for Service[1]
Type Public
Established 1992
Chancellor vacant
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye
Location Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
Campus Suburban area
(Tamale, Nyankpala, Wa, Navrongo)
Black, Mantis, Bottle Green and White
University for Development Studies (UDS) logo.png

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.


Entrance of the Central Administration block

Faculty of Planning and Land Management[edit]

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

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

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[edit]

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

Faculty of Applied Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Integrated Development[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

Entrance of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences block

The first batch of students were admitted in 1997

=== Faculty of Education===
 Department of Development Education Studies
 Department of Basic Education Studies
 Department of Educational Foundation Studies
 Department of social and Business Studies  

Faculty of Horticulture[edit]

To be established at the University for Development Studies


Third trimester field practical programme[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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)[2]
  • Prof. Haruna Yakubu (June 1, 2010 – 2015)[3]
  • Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye (October 1, 2015 – Present)[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mission & Vision". Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  2. ^ "UDS improved tremendously - Kaburise". General News of Friday, 6 July 2007. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  3. ^ "WHO'LL BE KNUST V.C.?". General News of Thursday, 6 July 2007. The Ghanaian Times Home Page. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  4. ^ U.D.S. "PRESS RELEASE – UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (UDS) APPOINTS A NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR". UDS home. U.D.S web. Retrieved 5 February 2016. The Governing Council of the University for Development Studies has appointed Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, as the new Vice-Chancellor. The appointment takes effect from October 1, 2015 


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