Ghent

City of Ghent

Ghent is originated at the confluence (“Ganda”) of the rivers Scheldt (Schelde) and Lys (Leie) and situated in the centre of Europa at the crossroad of the European motorways E40 (London-Istanbul) and E17 (Lisbon-Stockholm). Ghent is a historical medieval city with about 250,000 inhabitants, of no less than 159 different nationalities. The city is the 2nd largest city of the Flemish Region and has an excellent reputation, as a city of knowledge and culture, accessible to anyone. Many Belgian and foreign students, rightly consider Ghent as thé place to be! About 67,000 students are registered at Ghent University and the university colleges in Ghent. This amazing knowledge activity generates a major source of economic growth.

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University of Ghent

The Ghent University is one of the strongest engines in regional growth. With campuses spread throughout the city, Ghent University is deeply entwined with the student-friendly city of Ghent. Ghent has also a strong scientific reputation in the field of biotechnology, bio-energy and ICT and has become the driving force behind ‘Flanders Biotech Valley’. The ‘Ghent Bio-Energy Valley’ in the Port of Ghent emphasises the ambition to become an internationally recognized growth centre of renewable energy and industrial bio-energy projects.

City of Ghent

Botermarkt 1
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Contactperson:
Inge Willemsen
Programme Manager International Cooperation and Positioning

Phone:
+32 (0)9 210 10 10

E-mail:
inge.willemsen@gent.be

Website (city):
www.visitgent.be

Ghent University

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Contactperson:
Gijs Coucke
International Affairs

Phone:
+32 (0)9 264 31 11

E-mail:
Gijs.Coucke@UGent.be

Website (University):
www.ugent.be