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Looking for stem cell donors

(29-03-2018) We are looking for stem cell donors: young donors, with non-European or mixed background.

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The next revolution in food will be microbes

(20-03-2018) A recent study on microorganisms as a source of protein has been awarded as Top Feature Article of 2017 by the American Chemical Society.

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Ghent University conducted unusual social experiment in classes and outside

(20-03-2018) Ghent University is challenging everyone to dare to think, to question conventional views and to dare to take a nuanced stand. #daretothink is in our DNA and we encourage everyone to do the same.

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Seamless communication soon possible even in crisis situations?

(16-03-2018) Scientists from IDLab, a core imec research group embedded in the universities of Ghent and Antwerp, are working on an innovative system for wireless networks to enable smooth communication even in crisis situations.

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Rector and vice rector join official state visit to Canada

(12-03-2018) Rector Rik Van de Walle and vice rector Mieke Van Herreweghe are joining the Belgian Royal House on their official state visit to Canada from March 11th to March the 17th.

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Dies Natalis Honorary Doctorates

(02-03-2018) On Dies Natalis, 23 March 2018 Ghent University's birthday, Ghent University will be honouring French-Senegalese writer Fatou Diome with an institutional honorary doctorate. Five faculty honorary doctorates will also be awarded.

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Ghent University features 14 disciplines in top 100 of World University Ranking

(28-02-2018) Ghent University features amongst the top 50 in 5 of the 48 subjects in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject: Veterinary Sciences, Sport Sciences, Psychology, Agriculture and Archaeology.

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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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