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

 

headcount FTE date of reference

Number of professors ('ZAP')

(incl. integration, excl. guest professors)

1433 1075,7 31/12/2019

Number of Postdocs

(WP+AAP)

1503 1287,9 31/12/2019

Number of Predoc

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

5583 31/12/2019

Number of doctoral students

(i.e. enrolled)

5182 - 18/09/2020

 

Research expenditure

2nd, 3rd, 4th funding stream 298,3 M€ (2019)
Strategic Research Centres (3rd, 4th funding stream) 45,2 M€ (2019)
25% basic allowance (1st funding stream) 66,5 M€ (2019)

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)

72 (since start of ERC, up to and including October 2020)

+ 20 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)
720 (2019)

 

Technology transfer

Number of spin-offs
81 (2008-2019)
Number of patents
867 (2008-2019)