Green Deal Office

Our Commitment to a Greener Tomorrow

The Green Deal office at Ghent University serves as the nexus for individuals and organizations seeking expert guidance and knowledge on achieving successful green transitions. With unwavering dedication, we connect you to the profound expertise of our faculty. Our ultimate objective is to pave the way for a sustainable and greener future by delivering groundbreaking solutions, cutting-edge research, and meaningful partnerships that resonate deeply with the core tenets of the European Green Deal.

Below are examples of what the faculty can do for you regarding information or partnership.
All projects our faculty are involved in can also be found through our Research explorer.

Farm to fork

EURAKNOS: Transforming Sustainable Agriculture

We proudly contribute to EURAKNOS, an innovative project revolutionizing European agriculture.

Through our contributions to EURAKNOS, we have emphasized organic and sustainable farming practices, promoting biodiversity, soil health, and animal welfare. This collective effort has resulted in optimizing yields, conserving precious resources, and creating a profound impact on the entire food value chain.

Our success with EURAKNOS is a testament to the power of collaboration and collective intelligence. By forging meaningful partnerships and embracing innovative approaches, we've unlocked the potential to create a more resilient and eco-friendly agricultural sector.

Eliminating pollution

The Waseabi Project: Our Faculty's Journey in Sustainable Aquatic Resource Utilization


As a proud partner in the Waseabi project, we actively contribute to the transformation of aquatic resource exploitation. The current inefficiency, with up to 70% of aquatic resources becoming low-value products or waste, is no longer sustainable, especially with rising populations.

With our expertise and dedication, we aim to ensure that high-quality side streams are effectively managed and preserved for an extended period. This maximizes the value extracted from each resource and minimizes waste.


Life Nardus & Limosa: Our Faculty's Commitment to Nardus Grasslands Restoration and Meadow Bird Conservation

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We are dedicated partners in the Life Nardus & Limosa project, a transformative initiative aimed at large-scale restoration of Nardus grasslands and conservation of meadow birds in De Kempen (BE-NL).

The project emphasizes large-scale restoration, ensuring the preservation of vital habitats for endangered meadow bird species. By promoting sustainable land management practices, we create an environment conducive to the thriving existence of these avian species.

Through our research, technological advancements, and collaborative endeavors, we envision a future where Nardus grasslands flourish, and meadow birds find safe havens to nest and thrive.

Sustainable industry

ORIENTING: Advancing Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) Methodology


We are actively involved in ORIENTING, a pioneering research project focused on developing an operational methodology for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA).

ORIENTING aims to integrate a comprehensive life cycle approach, analyzing the environmental, social, and economic impacts of products. By doing so, we envision a future where sustainable practices are seamlessly incorporated into every stage of a product's life cycle.

Through collaborative efforts and cutting-edge research, we strive to create a powerful framework that empowers businesses and industries to make informed decisions, promoting environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Clean energy

INCITE: Pioneering Innovative Controls for Smart Energy Systems

As a participant in INCITE, we train researchers to develop cutting-edge control solutions for future electrical networks. Embracing smart meters, renewable energy, and active agents, our mission is to optimize power exchange, efficiency, and reliability.

Sustainable mobility

Nature Smart Cities across the 2 Seas: Pioneering Sustainable Urban Solutions

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We are at the forefront of Nature Smart Cities across the 2 Seas, an initiative dedicated to pioneering sustainable urban solutions.

Our mission is to integrate nature-based approaches into city planning, creating greener and more resilient urban environments. By harnessing the power of nature, we envision cities that thrive harmoniously with their ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and enhancing citizens' well-being.

Through collaborative efforts across the 2 Seas region, we are fostering innovative projects that embrace nature-inspired design, green infrastructure, and sustainable urban development.