The Department of Agricultural Economics is responsible for courses in socio-economics related to agriculture, food, natural resources and rural development.

We mainly teach at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, but also provide courses at other faculties within Ghent University.


Detailed description of the courses we teach appear in the study guide of Ghent University. Course sheets can also be accessed through the UGent course guide.


The Department coordinates the International Master in Rural Development (IMRD).

Research and publications

The Department welcomes students who wish to receive guidance for a master dissertation in our fields of expertise. You may get inspired by the research areas that are detailed on our research sites or by one of our publications.