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)

1470 1101,5 31/12/2020

Number of Postdocs

(WP+AAP)

1376 1402,9 31/12/2020

Number of Predoc

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

5546 31/12/2020

Number of doctoral students

(i.e. enrolled)

5474 - 18/09/2021

 

Research expenditure

25% basic allowance (1st funding stream) 70 M€ (2020)
2nd, 3rd, 4th funding stream 307,2M€ (2020)
Strategic Research Centres (3rd, 4th funding stream) 38,7 M€ (2020)
Total 415,9 M€ (2020)

Scientific impact

Number of publications (Web of Science)
8411 (2019 incl. VABB)
Grafiek Research Footprint (2015) Grafiek Publicaties (2015)

Number of  Highly cited authors

21 (2017)

23 (2019)

25 (2020)

31 (2021)

Number of ERC grants (excl. Proof of Concept)

78 (since start of ERC, up to and including September 2021)

+ 22 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)
721 (2019) 693 (2019-2020)
691 (2020) 660 (2020-2021)

 

Technology transfer

Number of spin-offs
76 (2010-2020)
Number of patents
1153 (2010-2020)