University for Development Studies International

University for Development Studies International

UDS International is a Directorate under the Vice Chancellor’s Office in charge of linking up UDS to other academic institutions and organizations around the world. The main mandate of the Directorate is to strengthen international linkages and foster international co-operation. The directorate seeks to promote collaboration by encouraging staff and student development through exchanges, participation in international conferences, collaborative research, and others.


Name Qualification Rank/Position
Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Gordana PhD (Legon), MSc(Bari), BSc(Belgrade), Professor/Director
Saba Courage Kosi Setsoafia PhD., MSc. (Madrid), BSc. (Tamale), Deputy Director
Tahiru, Rahaina M.A. (Canada), B.A. (Legon), Asst. Registrar
Yussif Abdallah M.B.A. (Legon) B.A. (Legon) Asst. Registrar
Tiika John Bernard B.A. (Tamale) Snr. Admin. Assistant

International Programmes

  • International Medical Programme UDS/GIMI, with clinical studies in Israel and Europe
  • ESDA Masters (MSc) in Rural Development

Exchange/Volunteer programs

Foreign Institutions

  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid,
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • UN University, Tokyo

Collaborative Agreements with Institutions

National Universities

  • University of Ghana, Legon
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
  • University of Education, Winneba

Others organizations

  • Bright Generation Community Foundation
  • SEIDAG Ltd, Accra
  • Tamale Utretcht Football Academy, Tamale
  • Arima Farms Ghana Ltd
  • Green-Ef Eco Business Village Ltd, Tamale
  • Building-Business on Values Intergrity and Dignity Ltd, Ghana


  • Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
  • Saint Christopher Iba Mar Diop Collegr of Medicine Dakar, Senegal
  • University El Hadji Ibrahima Niasse, Dakar, Senegal
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering, 2iE, Burkina Faso
  • University of Sciences and Technologies, Bamako, Mali
  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Maseno University, Kenya


  • University of Electronics Science and Technology of China, UESTC, China
  • Agricultural University of Hebei, China
  • Yangtze University, China
  • Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University, China
  • United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Galilee International Management Institute, Nahalal, Israel
  • Crops for the Future Research Centre, Malaysia
  • Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
  • The World Vegetable Centre, Taiwan
  • Periyar Maniammai University, India
  • Punjab Agricultural University, India
  • Faisalabad Agricultural University, Pakistan


  • Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
  • Desert Research Institute, Raggio Parkway, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Auburn University, USA
  • Duke University, USA
  • University of Illinois, USA
  • The University of Kansas, USA
  • International Fertilizer Development Centre, USA
  • Duke University School of Nursing, USA
  • Southern Illinois University USA
  • The Regents of University of Michigan, USA
  • University of Louisville, USA
  • The University of Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Winnepeg Technical College, Canada
  • Assiniboine Community College, Canada
  • CSR Training Institute, Canada
  • International Potato Centre, Peru


  • University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
  • Dundee Univerty, Scotland, UK
  • Lancaster University, UK
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
  • Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • University of Malaga, Spain
  • University of Bergen, Norway
  • The University of Oslo, Norway
  • The University of Applied Sciences, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • University Consortium of Africa and Mediterranean, Italy
  • Aalborg University (FoH-AAU), Denmark
  • Montpellier Supagro, France
  • PXL University College, Hasselt, Belgium

Research Funding Agreements

  • WIENCO Research Fund (Ghana) Ltd
  • Urban food plus, Germany
  • WaWash (USAID West Africa)

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