Ghent University was the first European university to start a campus on the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea.
The campus focuses on life sciences and offers three bachelor's programmes: Environmental Technology, Science in Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology.
Education director Stephen Depuydt and flying faculty professor Korneel Rabaey talk about the challenges and opportunities of the Ghent University Global Campus.
What does a student from South Korea think about Ghent?
Every academic year, a whole group of Ghent University Global Campus students from South Korea come to Ghent to take classes here for a full semester. Eunji Jang (24) is one of them.
The great unknown: studying at Ghent University in South Korea
Studying abroad is always an adventure. Student biochemistry and biotechnology Simon Knockaert felt more than at home on the Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea, 9,000 kilometres from Ghent.
“Students here address their lecturers far more directly, we’re just not used to doing things like that in South Korea”
All students from Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) in Incheon, South Korea come to the so-called Home Campus in Ghent for one semester during their study programme. Solha Kang and Eunhey Choi both just finished their exams and are about to return home. We managed to catch up with them right before they hopped on the plane to discuss what they thought of their stay in Belgium.
Ghent University Global Campus: seaweed wine and the 500-student milestone
The Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) in South Korea has hit the 500-student milestone this academic year. Rector Rik Van de Walle, Vice Rector Mieke Van Herreweghe and Campus President Taejun Han take stock together and discuss why the future brings seaweed wine.