UGent has many research projects and collaborative Phd projects with the CESAM region, the majority sponsored by VLIR-UOS, but also several through EU funding. For an overview the VLIR-UOS data  can be searched by country or the Flanders research portal  with keywords. PhD research projects are often funded by UGent grants or national grants. Topics include amongst others climate change, food safety, reproductive health, land use, vaccines, ecology, and biotechnology.