Ghent University

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Contact Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, B - 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium was founded in 1817 by King William I of Orange. As a Flemish university, most of UGent’s 230 degree programmes are taught in Dutch, although a few of its graduate degrees are offered in English. With a total of 36,000 students and 9,000 staff, UGent is one of the major research universities in Belgium. Its 11 faculties offer a wide academic portfolio, including courses in every scientific discipline, while its research investment averages around £180million annually. UGent prides itself on being among the leading universities in the world with a global reputation that attracts talented students and teachers. It boasts associations with several Nobel Prize winners, among them Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers, Marc Van Montagu and Peter Piot. While its alumni include such notables as Robert Cailliau, who collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee in developing the internet, and the astronaut Dirk Frimout. The university’s main campus is located close to the city centre. It also has a campus by the sea in Ostend, home to the GreenBridge incubation and innovation center that provides facilities for start-up technology companies, and conducts sustainability research into seas and oceans. UGent was also the first university in Europe to be accepted as part of the Songdo Global University Campus (SGUC) in Incheon, South Korea, where it provides three bachelor's programmes in molecular biotechnology, environmental technology and food technology to domestic and international students, alongside the 10 other universities it shares a campus with. Students who live in Ghent can expect to be surrounded by beautiful architecture, unique street art and a large number of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Good transport links exist throughout the city and Ghent has excellent links to the rest of Belgium by train. Much of Ghent is also navigable by bicycle, which is the most popular mode of transport for students.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Social Science, Physical Science, Education, Psychology

Location

Belgium
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, B - 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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When I started my first year, I was scared I wouldn't be able to survive in this university. Thanks to the sessions about the different services (e.g. services for mental help, how to study, if you have any particular problems with your...

When I started my first year, I was scared I wouldn't be able to survive in this university. Thanks to the sessions about the different services (e.g. services for mental help, how to study, if you have any particular problems with your studies…) I was able to calm down. Ghent university also has a wide variety of fields of study. I personally really like the languages and culture options. There you learn 2 different varieties of the area you chose (e.g. in Arabic you get a course of standard Arabic and Egyptian). The professors are also very good and know how to bring their courses in an interesting way. If you have any questions, they are always able to help You either. The only disadvantage is that there are sometimes technological issues. Ghent University isn't only a very good place to study, the city of Ghent is also a very nice place where you can enjoy the touristic attractions and where you can party a lot.

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I studied Communication Sciences at UGent, and graduated 2 years ago with a Masters degree. During my whole degree I found the running of my university very professional ans well handled. My specific courses were mostly interesting, although I...

I studied Communication Sciences at UGent, and graduated 2 years ago with a Masters degree. During my whole degree I found the running of my university very professional ans well handled. My specific courses were mostly interesting, although I have to say that I wish my masters was more hands-on at some moments. I get that it's an academic course, but sometimes I got the feeling that we didn't get to do anything other than reading books. Overall a good school though.

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At first glance I was astonished by the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds the university itself. Students from all over the world mingle together in a multicultural context and this international context allows you to extend your point of view...

At first glance I was astonished by the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds the university itself. Students from all over the world mingle together in a multicultural context and this international context allows you to extend your point of view and discover several curiosities of many cultures. The institution is majestic, education itself high-level and world classed. Skillful teachers and efficient services grant you one of the best studying in Europe.

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This is my first year in university and at first, I was a bit scared. I thought we had to do everything ourselves and we wouldn't get help. I am a student at the faculty of veterinary sciences and I have to say that they do care about us and I...

This is my first year in university and at first, I was a bit scared. I thought we had to do everything ourselves and we wouldn't get help. I am a student at the faculty of veterinary sciences and I have to say that they do care about us and I feel save here! I have to say this is one of the best times of my life and I would recommend this university to everybody!

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I'm currently in my second year of the Bachelor: Oriental languages and cultures at the University of Ghent. The past years have been a pleasant experience because of how some professors really try to guide you through, in my case, the process of...

I'm currently in my second year of the Bachelor: Oriental languages and cultures at the University of Ghent. The past years have been a pleasant experience because of how some professors really try to guide you through, in my case, the process of learning a new language. I believe in the beginning I didnt really seem to agree with the approach of some professors because it didnt feel like it worked. But as Im now in my second year, I do see the purpose. Also, every professor uses a different approach, for the general courses the professors are ofcourse more distant but they're also not really approachable. Regarding the online platform "Minerva", I think it might be quite difficult for new students to work with it. As it also has a seperate platform to check your scores and schedules called Oasis. Fortunately they do provide plenty of documents which explain how to navigate through the platforms. I do believe the University of Ghent is a great Uni to attend. I don't regret my choice because of a few things. First of all the Uni offers such a broad spectrum of courses you can attend during your studies. Aside from that the student administration is very helpful and useful. They can help you to fix your schedule, give you tips on how to study properly for a certain course, or if you're a student with special needs they try to arrange things as efficient as possible for you. On top of that if you're a student who likes to be engaged in all sorts of activites, the Uni organizes plenty of events.

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Since the first day I enrolled in Ugent I received all the information I needed. They really take care of you and are willing to help with any issue. Once the term started, I can say that the quality of the lectures fullfilled my expectations....

Since the first day I enrolled in Ugent I received all the information I needed. They really take care of you and are willing to help with any issue. Once the term started, I can say that the quality of the lectures fullfilled my expectations. The schedules are also quite flexible and the campuses are very well located. And last but not least, this university is located in a great city, gorgeus buildings and with a vibrant student life.

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