Ghent University

  • Country: Belgium
  • Type of organisation: University 
  • Role in the project: Assess the potential environmental and economic impacts and identify the legislative aspects of the studied value chains, processes and products proposed in the project.

Ghent University (UGent) is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium, founded in 1817. UGent has 11 faculties that offer a variety of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

  • ~9,000 staff members (12% international).
  • >45,000 students (13% international).50 bachelor’s programs & 157 master’s programmes.
  • Highly involved in Research and Technology Transfer:
    • >8,000 researchers (17% professional; 17% postdoctoral; 66% PhD researchers).
    • >50,000 scientific publications (2008-2018).
    • 69 Spin-offs; 618 patents (2009-2018).
  • Highly internationalized
    • Student mobility (2-6k students); development cooperation; international strategic partnerships; institutional regional partnerships.

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