University archive

Leeszaal UniversiteitsarchiefThe Archives of Ghent University ("ARUG") are authorized to acquire the records of the academic and the administrative staff, records of the eleven faculties and departments and of the student organisations. The collection span the entire history of the University, from 1816 to almost the present day.
The files or record series are arranged according the office of origin. The size of the holding is in lineair metres approximately 5 km.

The University of Ghent Archives collect and administer:

  • administrative records of the institution
  • records of student organisations
  • personal papers of the academic staff
  • papers of staff associations and alumni organisations
  • courses and textbooks
  • books related to the history of the university
  • audio-visual material including photographs, films, videotapes and sound recording
  • plans, diplomas and medals

The records are available for research use by all members of the University and by the general public. Restricted access conditions may apply to some records. Copies of records and illustrations can be supplied for exhibitions, publications and course work.

Opening hours

You can contact us from Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 17:00. 

The reading room is closed untill end of April 2022.

Closure dates

19 July 2021-30 July 2021


University Archive
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
tel. 09 264 30 81