Ghent University

Founded in 1817, Ghent University is currently ranked 61st in the World (and number one in Belgium) in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The university has pioneered developments in material sciences such as smart textiles, high-performing composites, and cutting-edge concrete, and also scientific discoveries in plant biotechnology (e.g., pioneering researchers as Van Montagu, Fiers, and Schell) and in medicine (e.g,. first lung transplant, world-class research in immunology and cell death). Ghent University also provides policy advice based on excellent scholarship in areas such as ECTS, human rights, trans-Atlantic trade, EU institutional reform and immigration issues.

Published Feb. 27, 2017 2:48 PM - Last modified May 22, 2020 12:47 PM