Research in numbers

Of course research is more than just a set of dry facts and figures but sometimes you need to get a quick impression of the research profile of a university.

Also: Flyer 'Research at Ghent University: Watch Innovation Unfold' (2017).

Research community

 

head count FTE date of reference

Number of professors ('ZAP')

(incl. integration, excl. guest professors)

1362 1031,57 31/12/2017

Number of Postdocs

(WP+AAP)

1235 1134 31/12/2017

Number of Predoc

(scholarship recipients, WP, AAP, teaching assistants, incl. non-funded)

5332 3165,75 31/12/2017

Number of doctoral students

(i.e. enrolled)

4672 - 29/06/2017

 

Research expenditure

Incl. 25% basic allowance + excl. SOCs 325,61 M€ (2016)
Excl. 25% basic allowance + incl. SOCs 297,40 M€ (2016)

Scientific impact

Number of publications (Web of Science)
6607 (2016 - excl. VABB)
Grafiek Research Footprint (2015) Grafiek Publicaties (2015)
Number of  Highly cited authors 17 (2016)
Number of ERC grants (excl. Proof of Concept)

55 (since start of ERC, up to and including 2017)

+10 via VIB

 

Doctoral degrees

Calendar year
Academic year
596 (2014) 659 (2014-2015)
675 (2015) 690 (2015-2016)
674 (2016) 691 (2016-2017)

Technology transfer

Number of spin-offs
62 (2007-2016)
Number of patent applications
297 (2012-2016)