About Ghent University

Our thinking needs daring

Think big, Dare big

Everything starts with thought. This is something we've been saying for years – the credo of Ghent University is ‘Dare to Think’. But that’s only half the job. Now more than ever, our thinking needs daring. Full of courage, hope, idealism. Ghent University encourages everyone to take the step from thinking to daring and doing.

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2022: Ghent University in 12 images

Olexiy Lyamtsev

The world did not stand still in 2022. Definitely not at our university. Take a look back at some remarkable moments from last year. From the election of the first alumnus of the year over a remarkable expo to a milestone on our campus in South Korea.

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Meet the hills of Ghent


From the Sint-Kwintensberg over the Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat to the Plateau: we take you over some of the most famous (and trickiest) slopes around Ghent University campuses.

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Language study programmes once again on the rise


Good news for language programmes: enrolment records show that, once again, more students are choosing to study languages, literature and culture at Ghent University. After a number of years of declining interest in the subjects, we seem to have passed a turning point.

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Long live learning: after all, studying does not stop after your studies

levenslang leren

Who knows how your job will look within ten years? More importantly, will your job even exist? In a society that is changing rapidly it is hard to answer such questions. One thing’s for sure: studying does not stop once you have achieved your diploma. For years we were lagging behind in terms of lifelong learning. Fortunately things are now looking more promising.

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