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)

1378 1038,4 31/12/2018

Number of Postdocs

(WP+AAP)

1320 1195,2 31/12/2018

Number of Predoc

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

5546 31/12/2018

Number of doctoral students

(i.e. enrolled)

5155 - 18/09/2019

 

Research expenditure

2nd, 3rd, 4th funding stream 273,1 M€ (2018)
Strategic Research Centres (3rd, 4th funding stream) 39,2 M€ (2018)
25% basic allowance (1st funding stream) 64,62 M€ (2018)

Scientific impact

Number of publications (Web of Science)
8046 (2017 incl. VABB)
Grafiek Research Footprint (2015) Grafiek Publicaties (2015)

Number of  Highly cited authors

news item

17 (2016)

21 (2017)

23 (2019)

Number of ERC grants (excl. Proof of Concept)

63 (since start of ERC, up to and including 2019)

+ 19 via VIB

 

Doctoral degrees

Calendar year
Academic year
596 (2014) 659 (2014-2015)
675 (2015) 690 (2015-2016)
674 (2016) 691 (2016-2017)
689 (2017) 679 (2017-2018)
683 (2018) 715 (2018-2019)

 

Technology transfer

Number of spin-offs
68 (2008-2016)
Number of patents
439 (2008-2017)