Research directory

Ghent University researchers and their expertise

There are several ways of finding a suitable scientific expert at Ghent University:

  • The Research Explorer offers a profile page on every researcher with keywords indicating their expertise and with links to their projects, publications and other activities
  • Keyword search via Academic Bibliography
  • For journalists: contact our Press Office

Research Platform Faculty of Arts & Philosophy

Expertise database of the Ghent Africa Platform

For an overview of Ghent University expertise on Africa and current project with African partners:

Doctoral dissertations

Expert services

Ghent University offers various services, based on developed expertise and instrumentation. These include analytical services, measurements, testing & certification, preclinical and clinical services, access to and deposit of microbiological and genetic material.

Research units at Ghent University

Besides having around 90 (educational) departments Ghent University harbours a large number of collaborative research units (SVO).

Consult the overview in the Research Explorer.

Strategic initiatives (funded by Special Research Fund or Industrial Research Fund)

Interdisciplinary Research Consortia aimed at realising societal impact (IDC)

Via the Special Research Fund Ghent University is making a sustainable investment in interdisciplinary collaboration and societal impact of research by introducing specific research consortia (IDC), which all have been designated a co-ordinator acting as knowledge broker.

Business Development Centres (IOF consortia)

The Industrial Research Fund provides a supporting framework for collaboration between the Ghent University Association and industry, through the Industrial Liaison Network. This consists of a number of business development centers that group complementary research departments by application area or domain of expertise.

Core Facilities

Using the Special Research Fund Ghent University supports several Core Facilities which bring together highly specialised and indispensable scientific expertise, services and research infrastructure.

Interuniversity research centres

Ghent University is an active research partner of:

  • IMEC: world-leading research in nano-electronics and digital technologies
  • VIB: life science research institute
  • VITO: sustainable chemistry
  • Flanders Make: manufacturing innovation

Track record of specific project and/or funding types

Other databases

  • FRIS-portal: Flanders Research Information Space - information about research and innovation in Flanders (research projects, publications, organisations and researchers).
  • INVENT - permanent inventory of scientific potential in the Belgian public institutions created by the Department for Federal Science Policy.

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