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Revolutionary: that’s the least you can say about Ghent University student Wannes Van Laerhoven’s invention. He designed a new type of tire: airless, sustainable and suitable for an infinite number of applications – from wheelchairs to electric kick scooters. No surprise, then, that he won 2 out of the 4 prizes handed out at the prestigious Circular Economy Challenge.

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One master, many directions: applied language studies

Visual Eén Richting, Meerdere Wegen

Four alumni look back on their education and the direction they eventually took. What started on the same road led to other places. Alexander, Nikki, Bart and Eline all studied applied language studies. The passion for languages is still there, but each of them expresses it in a different way in their jobs.

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Steven Van Gucht’s golden rules for cramming

Steven Van Gucht

As exams season begins, you're probably not looking forward to the stress, the adrenaline rushes and the occasional minor or major panic attack. How do you keep your cool in the coming weeks? We asked our newly elected alumnus of the year. The man who in recent years has proven never to lose his cool: virologist Steven Van Gucht!

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Does student representation boost your career?

Ruxandra Bighiu

Ghent University is organizing internal elections at the end of April to appoint student representatives. Internal elections may not sound particularly exciting, but it is important for students to have representatives on the highest governing and advisory bodies. Why? That's what Professor Stijn Baert, politician Thijs Verbeurgt and student Ruxandra Bighiu tell us.

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Student team invents clever device to record pain

Emma

What if patients and doctors don't understand each other? With that as a starting point, 45 students set to work to come up with innovative solutions during Comon's Makers Marathon. Speech therapy student Emma is one of those students. Together with her team, she came up with Dolox, a smart device that registers physical pain at the moment you experience pain.

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Students create furniture designed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorder

Studenten ontwerpen speciaal meubilair voor kinderen met autismespectrumstoornis

As a student, it is always very satisfying to be able to work on a project that actually becomes a reality. And it is even more rewarding when that project is also one that can actually help people. Kaat Janssens and her team of fellow civil engineer-architect students have designed various pieces of outdoor furniture for Kwadrant, a school for pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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