Development cooperation funding

Ghent University actively participates in several development projects, financed by national (VLIR, BTC, ...) as well as international organisations (Unesco, United Nations University, ...).

Ghent University funding for the Ghent University Community: staff, students and academics

Global Minds Fund 2017 (GMF)

Each year starting from 2017 the Federal Government through the VLIRUOS secretariat allocates funds to Ghent University so as to further develop and expand its capacity in University Development Cooperation. By integrating development issues into education and research, the Global Minds Fund (GMF) strives to foster global citizenship and solidarity in society to better respond to global challenges.

This Global Minds Fund is a new approach established as a programme that will increase the Flemish universities’ capacity on knowledge, scientific approaches and technology  to sustain, improve and widen their collaboration with partners in the South (developing countries). Furthermore the program aims at sensitizing academics and students for issues related to University Development Cooperation (UDC).

The call welcomes staff and students, both new to the field of University Development Cooperation or already active in it.

Institutional University Cooperation

The Institutional University Cooperation is a wide and long-term cooperation for teaching and research between a limited number of universities in developing countries and Flemish universities.

Research and training projects for academics

Scholarships for students and researchers

Prospective PhD student at Ghent University? More information

Other funding agencies