University for Development Studies
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 four northern regions of the country in mind. These are the Brong Ahafo Region, Northern Region, Upper East Region and the Upper West Region.
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 Home Sciences
Department of Horticulture
Department of Renewable Natural Resources
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
(To be established at Kintampo)
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Applied Biology
Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Applied Physics
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Integrated Development Studies
Department of African & General Studies
Department of Economics & Entrepreneurship Development
Department of Environmental & Resource Studies
Department of Social, Political & Historical Studies
Department of Planning, Land Economy and Rural Development
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 Physiology & Surgery8
Faculty of Education,Law and Business Studies
Depart of business studies website: www.uds.edu.gh
Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region - This campus is earmarked to house the Allied Health Sciences.
Nyankpala, Northern Region, Ghana - Houses the Faculty of Agriculture.
Navrongo, Upper East Region - Location of the campus which houses the Faculty of Applied Science.
Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana - This campus houses the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Wa, Upper West Region - This campus houses the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies.
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. Haruna Yakubu (June 1, 2010 - )