Ghent University (UGent) is one of the major Belgian universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences.
Mieke Uyttendaele (Ghent University) and Nynke Hofstra (Wageningen University & Research Centre) published the main scientific findings about the impact of climate change on food security in a special issue in the journal Food Research International, following the completion of the EU FP7 Veg-i-Trade project.
This year, several UGent students managed to reach the top in the 6th edition of Battle of Talents, the biggest online student business plan competition for students and researchers in Flanders.
February 28 is Rare Disease Day. According to Ghent University's Bruce Poppe and Fransiska Malfait (Department of Pediatrics and Genetics), there is a clear need for centralization, visibility and recognition of the expertise on rare diseases.