Vegetables that aim higher: the future of urban horticulture in Roeselare

Vertical farming is booming, and above all in an urban context, since this method requires less space in order to grow sufficient food for a large number of people. Vertical farming is an agricultural concept where crops are grown in a tall greenhouse, in vertically stacked layers. The plants are not planted in earth; instead, they are cultivated in nutrient-enriched water. Artificial light is needed to ensure that the plants receive enough light in order to grow. But which sort of light gives the best result? This is the focus of one of the studies by a team of bio-engineers from Ghent University.

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Striking

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To single-handedly build a racing car - for a group of university students, it’s certainly no mean feat. Today, they are already working hard on a second model, and with this new model they now have their sights set even higher. This is the story of a group of engineering students who had absolutely no desire to spend yet another year “on hold” because of corona. In the meantime, their “business” is up and running, and it is a well–oiled machine that would be the envy of many professional companies.

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The academic year 2020-2021: Libraries and study locations

The academic year 2020-2021: Sport and leisure

The academic year 2020-2021: Online and offline classes

Boekentoren

The Ghent University Boekentoren tower is a 64 metre high architectural masterpiece. But the tower is so much than just a monument.

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Charlotte & Jonas

Forget Tinder, head for the Boekentoren

The place to be if you are looking for scientific literature, periodicals, theses or manuscripts…. And who knows, maybe even the love of your life? For some, the magnificent setting of the Ghent University Boekentoren tower has not only been a place to study, but also the beginning of something beautiful.

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