Posted on :
29 Aug, 2011
Established in May 1992 by the Government of Ghana to “blend the academic world with that of the community in order to provide constructive interaction between the two for the total development of Northern Ghana, in particular, and the country as a whole” (PNDC Law 279, Section 279).
“The UDS was borne out of the new thinking in higher education which emphasizes the need for universities to play a more active role in addressing problems of the society, particularly in the rural areas” (Effah, 1998).
The university by its mandate and constituency has a pro-poor focus. This is reflected in its methodology of teaching, research and outreach services. The specific emphasis on practically-oriented research and field-based training is aimed at contributing towards poverty reduction in order to accelerate national development:
It began academic work in September 1993 with the admission of thirty-nine (39) students into the Faculty of Agriculture, (FOA), Nyankpala.
“Transforming ideas come from exceptional individual, not institutions”
The value of our staff is paramount and working at University for Development Studies presents a huge range of opportunities, both personal and professional.
We have the following categories of jobs at the UDS;
To apply for any of the categories, please download, fill and submit the appropriate application form.
1. Please submit a separate application form for each job that you apply for.
2. Submit an up-to-date CV
3. We regret that the University does not acknowledge every application form received due to the time and cost involved. Those selected for interview will normally be informed.
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