Ghent University

Ghent University is a major European university counting over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees. Eleven faculties which are divided into more than 100 departments, deliver high-quality training courses, inspired by innovative research, in most scientific disciplines.

Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2017, Ghent University distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective. Over the course of its 200 year history Ghent University has built up a strong scientific reputation. Ghent University is one of the most prestigious universities in Belgium, currently ranked 69 on Shanghai Ranking’s top 100 – a worldwide ranking primarily based on research indicators. Several of Ghent University’s research groups, centers and institutes  are renowned worldwide, in various scientific disciplines such as biotechnology, aquaculture, microelectronics, history,…

The past 200 years, Ghent University employed many eminent scientists such as Nobel Prize winners Corneille Heymans and Maurice Maeterlinck, Leo Baekeland, Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers, Marc Van Montagu, and Peter Piot.

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© UGent, foto Hilde Christiaens