Jan Van Bocxlaer, decaan van de faculteit Farmaceutische Wetenschappen, over de nieuwbouw op Campus Heymans voor de faculteiten Farmaceutische Wetenschappen en Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen.
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.
The Ghent University Boekentoren tower is a 64 metre high architectural masterpiece. But the tower is so much than just a monument.
For almost eighty years, the Boekentoren has been home to the kilometers and kilometers of books that belong to Ghent University. But what many people don’t know is that during the Second World War a father and his daughter also made their home here amongst the millions of titles.
‘Open science’ and ‘open access’ are two key concepts in the contemporary scientific landscape. At Ghent University, the Boekentoren library has become a forerunner in both, thanks to the enormous steps it has taken in terms of digitalisation. And that is something from which everyone has benefitted, and above all researchers.
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.