GREEN-CHEM at 200th anniversary UGent

Ghent University (UGent) will be celebrating its 200th anniversary on Sunday, 8 October 2017, together with everyone who wants to be there. Everybody will become Ghent University during a free, vibrant city festival bursting with experiences and discoveries for young and old.

A day bursting with discoveries…

The day starts with a live broadcast by Radio 1 from the Boekentoren and the launch of the book Uit de ivoren toren. 200 jaar Universiteit Gent (both in Dutch). In the afternoon, a Ghent University axis will be drawn through the city, between Het Pand and the Botanical Gardens. You will be treated to an exciting mix as you follow the path: kids’ workshops, interactive demonstrations, experiments, science demonstrations, short readings, tours, a book market, and much more. Naturally, you can also visit parts of Ghent University heritage: the Aula, the Blandijn, the Emile Braunschool, the Volkssterrenwacht, etc.

Also the GREEN-CHEM network, the new international network on Green Chemistry & Circular Economy,  will be represented at this event and invites you to come and discover its newest innovative developments. Two of these innovative research projects are presented in the pictures below.  


Chitosan Coating


Heat Pump