Ghent University

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Ghent University

Founded in 1817, Ghent University distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective. It is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in Belgium with over 41,000 students and more than 9,000 staff members. Its 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a large variety of scientific domains. Located in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, Ghent University is an active partner in national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation, resulting in a top-100 position in global university rankings.

As one of the largest medieval cities of Northern Europe and the first city on the continent to be industrialised, Ghent combines its magnificent historical setting with a thriving and authentic city life, attractive to students, as well as professionals.

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