People

Ukrainian refugee becomes beekeeper at Ghent University

Olexiy Lyamtsev

Olexiy Lyamtsev works at the Faculty of Science at the moment. There, he is a beekeeper at Honeybee Valley, a research group led by Professor Dirk de Graaf which focuses on the declining bee population in the wild. Besides this, he is also charged with making an inventory of the museum collection at the Eva Crane Trust, a knowledge centre for beekeeping.

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"My colleagues are from all corners of the world"

Gretel Mejía Bonifazi

She came here two years ago, and immediately developed a close connection with both the city and the university. He has now been living here for about ten years and feels completely at home. Both are pursuing their careers in the academic world, and that can sometimes be uncertain. The story of Gretel Mejía Bonifazi from Guatemala and Igor Fijalkowski from Poland, two international members of Ghent University.

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Sven plays with molecular models

Sven Rogge

He might not have become an explorer, but for Sven Rogge, his job as a civil physical engineer feels rather similar. He plays with molecular models, in the hope of one day finding an application that will make the world a little better.

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Connected to Ghent University for life: why our alumni are so important to us

Alumni

The role of alumni within any university is not to be underestimated. “Our contact with ex-students is immensely important for so many reasons: research, education, reputation, talent management and more besides…. ,” maintains Emeritus Professor Kristiaan Versluys, who is responsible for the Alumni Relations at Ghent University. With the launch of the ‘Ghent University Alumnus of the Year’ award, the university now has a new way to honour its alumni.

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striking

He has played an incredibly important role in fighting the corona pandemic and makes regular appearances in the media. And on top of that, Steven Van Gucht can now claim the title of the very first ‘Ghent University alumnus of the year’. Our meeting is held among the skeletons in the Morphology museum in his old faculty.

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Top International Researchers Settle in Ghent

Louisa Bogaerts

At only 32, cognitive psychologist Louisa Bogaerts has already made significant inroads within the international scientific community. She has conducted research in three different parts of the world and now brings her experience back to where her career began, Ghent University.

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International PhD students talk about their Ghent experiences

Safa Belghith

One is from Tunisia and is still getting used to the Belgians’ open mentality in the workplace. The other comes from Russia and can make no sense of all the unspoken rules. Both are researchers at Ghent University, and both have fallen in love with the city of Ghent. Safa Belghith and Ekaterina Longinova tell us about their experiences in Ghent.

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