The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy is home to approximately 520 scientists, of which about 160 are tenured staff members. Our faculty annually delivers some 60 doctoral degrees and some 600 peer-reviewed publications. Research groups focus on philosophy, archaeology, history, arts, (applied) linguistics, literature, cultural studies, etc.


The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy wants to be a national and international player in the field of scientific research. Through its departments and research groups the faculty wants to contribute to the scientific exploration and further development of its academic disciplines. Therefore, the faculty sets the necessary conditions and strives to disclose the results of its research to third parties and to integrate them into its own teaching, research and service.

Academic output

All publications and doctorates can be found through Biblio. This academic bibliography also stores full-text digital files. Open Access items can be consulted freely.

Obtaining a doctoral degree

All information about obtaining a doctoral degree: admission requirements, financing options, registration procedures, study programme and research scenarios at the faculty.

Scientific Research Committee

The Scientific Research Committee is the faculty committee that gives advice on the faculty research policy and the allocation of resources from the Faculty Research Fund.


Faculty Research Fund

Through the Faculty Research Fund, faculty staff are entitled to funding to help them with their research.

Funding opportunities

An overview of the different funding possibilities for research at Ghent University.

Some funding agencies offer possibilities for pre- or postdoctoral researchers to apply for a scholarship or fellowship at Ghent University on an individual basis.

Assistance to FWO and BOF applications

The faculty takes initiatives that support researchers in applying for mandates and projects at the FWO and the Special Research Fund (BOF). It therefore organizes various information sessions for its researchers every year.

Ethics Committee

The faculty Ethics Committee’s main responsibility is to establish whether the research conducted at the faculty of Arts and Philosophy is in accordance with ethical regulations and Belgian legislation.


  • Guido Pennings (chair)
  • Veerle Provoost (secretary)
  • Tom Balthazar
  • Bruno De Wever
  • Michael Meeuwis
  • Stef Slembrouck

Please use this form to submit requests for advice. Send one paper copy signed by the researcher and the supervisor to the chair.
At the same time, please also send the form electronically to

Publications and Publication Policy

In September 2016 the faculty has approved a text on the academic publishing containing a lot of background information about academic publications, possible publication strategies, etc.

Postdoc Community

The Ghent University Postdoc Community includes all post-doctoral researchers at Ghent University. The main objective of the community is to bring the post-docs across the faculties into contact with each other by organizing activities and sharing information.

Representatives at our faculty: