Ghent University

Ghent University

Ghent University, a top 100 university in the Shanghai Ranking (61), is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries with more than 42,000 students, incl. over 4500 doctoral candidates, and more than 9,000 staff members. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective, and has been named ‘one of the fastest growing universities in Western Europe’.

Located in Flanders, with campuses in Ghent and Kortrijk and with a Global Campus in Songdo, Korea, Ghent University is an active partner in national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation. Each year Ghent University spends around 315 M€ for research. Since the creation of Europe’s prestigious ERC, Ghent University has been the proud host to more than 50 grantees. Ghent University attaches great importance to a transparent organisation structure, a dynamic human resources policy, an active environmental policy, support to spin-offs and welcomes other new initiatives.

Ghent University is a member of numerous international organizations, such as:

  • The European University Association (EUA);
  • The Guild;
  • EUF (European University Foundation);
  • International Association of Universities (IAU);
  • Santander Group;
  • U4-Network.

Next to that, individual Ghent University staff is active in or makes use of the services of organizations of EAIE, HUMANE and UKRO.