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Call: contribute to a smart Ghent University internationalization policy in just 1 minute

(21-03-2017) We collect data on the how, why, how long and where we travel at Ghent University.

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Commemoration Brussels attacks: at noon we hold a minute's silence at Ghent University

(21-03-2017) At Ghent University we hold a minute's silence at noon on 22 March to commemorate the victims and relatives of the attacks that took place one year ago in Brussels and Zaventem. With them we commemorate all victims of attacks worldwide.

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200 years Ghent University: spelling bee, Dies Natalis, university hymn, photo book, tear-off calendar and so much more ...

(21-03-2017) There are exactly 200 days between Dies Natalis (24 March) and the anniversary of the foundation of Ghent University (9 October 2017, coincidentally also the date of the opening of the 2017-2018 academic year).

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Every faculty to have its own confidential contact

(21-03-2017) Within every faculty of Ghent University, one or more Ghent University employees will take on the role of contact for all psychosocial problems.

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Isabel Allende, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul Nurse and David Freedberg receive honorary doctorate

(20-03-2017) During the Dies Natalis ceremony on 24 March 2017, Ghent University conferred an institutional honorary doctorate on Isabel Allende, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul Nurse and David Freedberg.

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Candidates for rector and vice-rector announced

(17-03-2017) The candidates for the upcoming rectorial elections are announced: Rik Van de Walle & Mieke Van Herreweghe, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck & Sarah De Saeger.

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Ghent University raises its profile in precision agriculture

(15-03-2017) On 15 March Ghent University officially launches a prestigious research project on precision agriculture, led by the Syrian-Belgian top scientist Abdul Mouazen.

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Volunteers are in better health than non-volunteers

(09-03-2017) Researchers of Ghent University analysed data on volunteering, employment and health of more than 40,000 European citizens. Their results, just published in PLOS ONE, show that volunteering is associated with better employment and health outcomes.

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Ghent University features 14 disciplines in top 100 of World University Ranking

(08-03-2017) Ghent University features amongst the top 50 in 4 of the 46 subjects in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject. For 10 other subjects, Ghent University takes a prominent place in the top 51-100.

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Ghent Urban Trail runs along the Scheldekaai and through the Plantentuin + 10 free tickets for Ghent University runners

(07-03-2017) The Ghent Urban Trail is visiting two Ghent University locations this year: the Scheldekaai and Plantentuin. We have 10 free tickets for enthusiastic Ghent University runners!

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Eos Pipet People’s Choice Award: vote for our Ghent University nominees!

(07-03-2017) The Eos Pipet People’s Choice Award will be presented soon, and no less than four out of the five nominees is from Ghent University. Be sure to vote for your favourite!

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“What moves u?” campaign gets you thinking about sustainable mobility

(07-03-2017) Why do you pick a certain mode of transportation when you have to travel for your job or commute? What would convince you to switch to a more sustainable alternative? That is the focus of the Ghent University’s internal mobility campaign.

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Untapped potential for Ugandan beekeepers

(07-03-2017) Despite the large economic potential for honey production, many beekeepers in Uganda fail to produce and market enough honey to make a living from it.

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Dr. Jihae Park is the first to receive a doctorate from Global Campus in Korea

(24-02-2017) On 17 february, dr. Jihae Park (Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics) earned the first doctorate awarded by Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea.

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Go meatless with the Ghent University group

(21-02-2017) Ghent University is once again joining in the Meatless Days campaign. The goal: to eat less meat and fish for 40 days.

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