2 kleinGhent University, founded in 1817, is one of the leading higher education and research institutions in the Low Countries.

Located in a historic, student-friendly city in the cultural and economic hub of Europe, Ghent University is an active partner in a wide variety of national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation networks. Ghent University is a Dutch-speaking university but English is widely spoken by both students and staff. Moreover, international students can choose a wide variety of English courses and programmes.

Ghent University's 11 faculties consist of 125 departments, offering high-quality, research-based programmes in a wide range of academic disciplines. Dare to think is more than a slogan at Ghent University. In a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment about 37,000 students and 8,000 staff members are encouraged to adopt a critical attitude.

The international student population (11.5%) attests to the quality and diversity of Ghent University's education and research. Ghent University is a top 100 university in both the ARWU (Shanghai) and THE ranking and hosts nearly 6,000 researchers. Five Doctoral Schools offer top-level doctoral education to more than 3,800 (30% non-Belgian) PhD students within and outside their discipline.

All these factors, combined with a strong international focus, make Ghent University a top-rank university in Europe.

Official Websitewww.ugent.be/en

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