Why a Postdoc Community

Aims & Goals

The PostDoc Community aspires to cultivate a sense of togetherness and nurture the overall growth of postdoctoral researchers at Ghent University. We aim at bringing together postdocs across faculties, and nationalities to foster their network and to support them in professional, personal, and career development. In addition, the PostDoc Community acts as a resource group on career issues and perspectives of postdoctoral researchers.

Our main goals are:

  • Career: Create awareness and provide support for proactively developing your own career path.
  • Network: Connect you to other postdocs to build your network for now and in the future, within and outside academia

More information on the steering group and what we exactly do

The steering group committee is the driving force behind the postdoc community. Each faculty is represented by at least one postdoc (read more). The steering group meets every month, in which we plan our events and discuss the needs for postdocs, upcoming initiatives, and how we can best reach out to Ghent University postdocs.

We organize at least four thematic events per year. Each event aims at supporting you in your current and future academic or non-academic career and gives you the opportunity to network. 

Do you want to join?

Do you want to be a part of the steering group committee? Or would you like to be involved in another way? Talk to us at one of our events, or just drop us an email at: