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PhD Community and GP2R: Who are they? What are they doing?

(15-05-2018) The launch event of the PhD Community takes place on 23 May. With the support of Ghent University and the Ghent Pre and Postdoc Board (GP2R), it focuses on the togetherness among PhD students.

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IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists for Dr. Bolea-Fernandez

(03-05-2018) The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and Solvay announced the winners of the 2018 IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, presented for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences.

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First successful ablation of a cardiac arrhythmia in a horse at Ghent University

(27-04-2018) The Equine Cardioteam, led by Prof Gunther van Loon, has treated a Norwegian showjumper stallion with a cardiac arrhythmia by ablation. The horse had been successfully treated by electroshock therapy several times but showed recurrence each time.

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Deans elected in all faculties

(22-04-2018) Recently all faculties held their dean election. The last election has finished. The mandate of the elected deans starts at 1 October 2018 and continues for four years.

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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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