Ghent University


About Ghent University

Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, was founded in 1817 by King William I of Orange. Today, Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major Belgian universities counting over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees. Our 11 faculties are composed of 117 faculty departments. These departments offer more than 230 high-quality courses in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research. UGent distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective.

2,757 researchers

1st in Belgium

13,507 reviews

17th in the world

2,982 reviews last year

1st in Belgium

51,307 publications

2nd in Belgium

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