Science for adults

In the spotlight
  • UGent @ Supernova. On 29 and 30 September you can discover Ghent Univerity's research at the Supernova Festival.
  • UGent @ Filmfestival. Science at a movie festival? Yes, it's possible! Discover our programme at the 45th edition of the film festival, from  9 till 19 October 2018.   
  • Science Figured Out lures scientists out of their trusted lab or office space and places them in front of a camera with a clear task: inform the general public in a clear 3-minute pitch about your research! Watch the movies!

Below you'll find some of our initiatives. Most websites we refer to are in Dutch, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you'd like more information.

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Science bars 


Science bars bring science... in a bar. You'll find them on Tuesday evenings in Ghent, Kortrijk and Bruges. For anybody hungry for knowledge!

Science Day

Looking for an instructive, fascinating and enjoyable day full of science? At the end of November, numerous Flemish universities, university colleges and research institutes open their doors! The next edition is on 26th November 2017.

Ghent University's Observatory Armand Pien

Do you really like astronomy and meteorology? In the observatory you can watch the stars, attend lectures and visit exhibitions. When there is a solar or lunar eclipse, special monitoring events are organized.

Ghent University Museums 


Discover our collections:

Lectures, exhibitions, events... and more!

All Ghent University activities (lectures, exhibitions, events, etc.) can be found in our agenda .

Scientific Training

The Scientific Training is a lesson cycle for seniors in Gent, Kortrijk, and Koksijde.

Science online


I have a question

Do you have a scientific question... but no answer?


On the blogs of UGent researchers you'll read about their research field and life as a scientist.

Links to more science