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Scientists discover how to increase both sugar yield and biomass production in the model plant Arabidopsis

(23-02-2018) To ease the industrial processing of plant biomass into energy, plants are engineered to contain less lignin. Unfortunately, this intervention typically leads to reduced yield. Researchers have now discovered a way to overcome this problem.

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VANDENHOVE Center for Architecture and Arts opens its doors

(18-02-2018) On Thursday 15 February Ghent University opened the Vandenhove pavilion. This was also the start of the activities of the VANDENHOVE Center for Architecture and Arts. The building was designed by Charles Vandenhove and stands next to the Boekentoren.

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First scientific expedition to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

(13-02-2018) A international team of scientists heads to Antarctica to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years. Marine biologist Ann Vanreusel (Ghent University) is one of them.

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Visit the exhibitions on 200 years Ghent University until about the end of March

(08-02-2018) In various Ghent museums you can visit fascinating exhibitions that took shape within the framework of 200 years Ghent University until about the end of March.

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Amnesty International Chair for Dr. Shirin Ebadi

(06-02-2018) Ghent University will award the Amnesty International Chair to the internationally acclaimed lawyer and human rights activist Dr. Shirin Ebadi on 8 March 2018.

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Giant earthquakes: not as random as thought

(06-02-2018) Scientists discovered that giant earthquakes reoccur with relatively regular intervals. When also taking into account smaller earthquakes, the repeat interval becomes increasingly more irregular to a level where earthquakes happen randomly in time.

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Call on the EU: strengthen research social sciences & humanities

(05-02-2018) A group of universities from leading countries in Social Science & Humanities research and innovation, calls on the EU to create better opportunities for SSH research in the 9th EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (FP9).

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Community magazine 'Dare to Think': on the biology of love

(04-02-2018) Valentine's Day is turning February into pink red again. But prehistoric reflexes are hidden underneath the romanticism...

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Human Rights' Policy at Ghent University

(27-01-2018) Human rights are a vital cornerstone of Ghent University’s social and international engagement.

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Scientists discover how treating eczema could also alleviate asthma

(22-01-2018) The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies.

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Visit Ghent University at the Light Festival

(19-01-2018) Not only is light useful, cosy and beautiful, it is also terrifically interesting and full of unexpected applications!

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$4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network

(15-01-2018) An international network of universities will advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures, thanks to a $4.9-million donation from the China-based Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism.

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To a new Learning Management System for Ghent University (replacement of Minerva)

(15-01-2018) At Ghent University we have started a project that will lead to the implementation of a new Learning Management system (LMS) to replace Minerva.

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New research projects on carbon capture and utilization

(15-01-2018) Ghent university coordinates the CATCO2RE and CO2PERATE project, recently financed by the Flemish Government.

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Address Campus UZ Gent changes into Corneel Heymanslaan 10

(10-01-2018) As from now on we use the contact and postal address Corneel Heymanslaan 10 to address the Campus UZ Gent. The address 'De Pintelaan 185' will no longer be used.

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