Ghent University

Ghent University, Belgium
Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major Belgian universities with over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees. Located in Flanders, Ghent University is an active partner in national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation. With a view to cooperation in research and scientific service, the university has founded numerous research groups, centres and institutes over the years, several of which are world-renowned in various scientific disciplines such as biotechnology, aquaculture, microelectronics, and history. The university’s 11 faculties are composed of 117 departments offering more than 230 high-quality study programmes in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research. In 2017 Ghent University celebrates its 200th anniversary. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective. Strong participation in EU programmes in education and research is a major objective.