Success stories about the impact of Ghent University research

Could we even imagine a world without research and science? Certainly not. Yet it’s not always clear to everyone how much research shapes our world and lives. Below we’ve brought together some illustrations of just how research continues to have an important societal impact in many areas.

Aquaculture

AquacultuurThe sea as a testing ground for sustainable farming of shellfish and seaweed.

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Composites

ComposietenFrom wind turbine blades to the car of the future.

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Criminology

Criminologie (Photo by Matthew Ansley on Unsplash)Criminology research has made its mark on drug policy and police reform in our country.

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Drug development

Foto apothekerWhat role does research at Ghent University play in the development of new medicines?

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Robotics

DwengoWill our future be full of robots and artificial intelligence?

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Art sciences

Lam GodsRestoration of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb sets the standard in the world of art restoration.

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Plant biotechnology

PlantenbiotechnologiePlant breeding as an important means to feed the world.

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Primary healthcare

EerstelijnsgezondheidszorgGood primary healthcare is of vital importance.

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Doping testing

Close-up injectieStriving for doping-free sports, together with science.

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Education

Brein met computerFrom Simon to Columbus - how an orientation test could increase students’ chances of success.

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Animal health

ParasietenWhy veterinarians prefer to prevent worm infections rather than cure them.

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Marine archaeology

Mammoetbeen (foto Hans Denis, © Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed)A large part of our history is buried at the bottom of the North Sea.

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Sports sciences

Badmintontornooi.jpgWith SportKompas, children can discover which sport is best for them.

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Sexuality

Copyright foto Dries LuytenWhat Flemish people think about sex (and why our understanding is better today).

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Health economics

Foto dokterA better society through a high-quality, sustainable health system that is based on solidarity.

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