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)
Colours Black, Mantis, Bottle Green and White
                   
Website www.uds.edu.gh
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.

Faculties[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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

School of Allied Health Sciences[2][edit]

The following Programmes are offered:[edit]

  • Undergraduate
    • 4-Year BSc (Community Nutrition)
    • 4-Year BSc (Nursing)
    • 4-Year BSc (Midwifery)
    • 2/3-Year BSc (Nursing)
    • 2-Year BSc (Midwifery)
    • 3-Year BSc (Nurse Practitioner)
    • 6-Year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS.D) Sandwich Post-Graduate
    • MSc./MPhil in Community Health and Development (Modular)
    • MSc./MPhil in Public Health Nutrition (Modular)

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[3][edit]

Entrance of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences block

The first batch of students were admitted in 1997

Faculty of Education[4][edit]

  • 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

Campuses[edit]

  • 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, School of Allied Health Sciences and The Faculty of Education[5]
  • Wa, Upper West Region – houses the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, School of Business and Law and the Faculty of Planning and Land Management[6]

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)[7]
  • Prof. Haruna Yakubu (June 1, 2010 – 2015)[8]
  • Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye (October 1, 2015 – Present)[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mission & Vision". Archived from the original on 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  2. ^ "School of Allied Health Sciences - University for Development Studies". University for Development Studies. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  3. ^ "School of Medicine and Health Sciences - University for Development Studies". University for Development Studies. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  4. ^ "University for Development Studies - University for Development Studies". University for Development Studies. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  5. ^ "FACULTIES & SCHOOLS - University for Development Studies". University for Development Studies. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  6. ^ "FACULTIES & SCHOOLS - University for Development Studies". University for Development Studies. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  7. ^ "UDS improved tremendously - Kaburise". General News of Friday, 6 July 2007. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 
  8. ^ "WHO'LL BE KNUST V.C.?". General News of Thursday, 6 July 2007. The Ghanaian Times Home Page. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  9. ^ U.D.S. "PRESS RELEASE – UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (UDS) APPOINTS A NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR". UDS home. U.D.S web. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. 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 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 9°22′26″N 0°53′03″W / 9.3738°N 0.8843°W / 9.3738; -0.8843