Ghent University is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences.

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Being Abroad: a project on 50 years of migration to Ghent

Ghent University hosts dozens of foreign researchers, students and professors. Who are these intellectual migrants and how did they get here? What do Ghent and Ghent University signify to them? How do they experience the nomadic life of an academic and what does 'home' mean while being 'abroad'?

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Oceans play a crucial role in climate variability: 1984 famine in Ethiopia caused by oceanic patterns

Researchers of Ghent University, the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute and Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia) proved that the massive drought leading to famine in Ethiopia 30 years ago was caused by the interplay of oceanic patterns in the Pacific and Indian Ocean.

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Book Tower closed for renovation

The Book Tower will be closed for renovations from 1 September 2014 through 1 April 2015. During this period, the entire collection will be transferred to the new underground depot.

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