Collaborative research units (SVO)


Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP)

The IRCP is a robust and at the same time flexible research institute that focuses on research with a short and longer duration, on education, expert training, policy advice and ad hoc consultancy assignments.

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Knowledge and Research Platform on Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement and Surveillance (PIXLES)

PIXLES is an interdisciplinary knowledge platform and research consortium with a focus on current societal dilemma’s and developments in the context of privacy, information exchange, law enforcement & surveillance


Crime Criminology & Criminal Policy

IDC research consortium Crime, Criminology and Criminal Policy (IDC Crime)

Based at the Faculty of Law and Criminology the IDC CCCP deals with the domain of deviance/crime and its (policy) response, as well as diverse security related areas. Currently, the consortium brings together 18 scholars from different disciplines in six departments working inter-disciplinary on security, crime and deviance related topics in local, national, European and international contexts.

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The Metamedica Platform conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary academic research and provides integrated education in health privacy, health law and biomedical ethics.

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Constituent engages in the study of constitutional law and constitutionalism in a national and international context.

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Migration Law Research Group
The Migration Law Research Group studies national, European and international asylum and migration law in an integrated and critical manner, with particular attention for human rights implications.

About the Migration Law Research Group

CESSMIR, Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees
An interdisciplinary and interfaculty centre at Ghent University, focusing on the social dimensions of migration and fleeing, and developing activities in the areas of research, education and service to society



Cross-Border Legal Studies Network

The Cross-Border Legal Studies Network unites researchers working on the legal and socio-legal dimensions and implications of cross-border movements, for instance from a private international law and migration law perspective.

About the Cross-Border Legal Studies Network


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Human Rights Centre

The Human Rights Centre is an academic centre specialized in human rights law. the HRC host a dynamic international team, counting many young researchers and of has a broad research and teaching expertise, covering international, regional, national and comparative law of human rights.

About the Human Rights Centre


IDC Human Rights Research Network

The consortium brings together Ghent University researchers working on human rights. It furthers interdisciplinary collaboration in human rights research. In this manner it aims to increase excellent human rights research at Ghent University and to advance the societal impact of this research in close collaboration with societal stakeholders.

About the Human Rights Research Network

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Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute

The activities of the Institute span the entire realm of public international law, ranging from the law of armed conflict and international human rights law, to the law of the sea, international environmental law, international criminal law, and international economic law, as well as the history of international law.

About the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute

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Ghent European Law Institute

The Ghent European Law Institute researches legal developments in the EU integration process. Specific attention is devoted to the legal framework of the EU's external action,

About the Ghent European Law Institute

 Institute for Private International Law

The Institute for Private International Law aims to increase the knowledge of private international law and wants to contribute with fundamental and societally relevant research to the further development and critical evaluation of this field of law.

About the Institute for Private International Law

Centre for Environmental and Energy law
The Centre for environmental and energy law is the research unit in which research is conducted with regard to environmental law (environmental law, spatial planning law) and energy law.

About the Centre for Environmental and Energy Law

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Maritime Insitute

The Maritime Insitute conducts legal and multidisciplinary research with a focus on oceans and related activities (law of the sea, shipping economics and green ports, fisheries, marine spatial planning.

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Lab for International & Interdisciplinary Social Affairs (LIISA)
LIISA aims to conduct high quality research into national and international social policy aspects from a legal, sociological, psychological and economic point of view.


Ghent Legal History Institute
The Ghent Legal History Institute  wants to go beyond a mere historical analysis of law. It prefers a contextual legal history, which sees law as a product of a context that in turn influences that same context.

About the Ghent Legal History Institute

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Institute for Social Drug Research (ISD)
The ISD wants to play a prominent part in the social scientific collection and transfer of knowledge regarding different aspects of the use of drugs, drug trafficking and drug policies.

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Law & Technology
'Law & Technology' focuses on understanding, interpreting and critically evaluating (1) the legal impact of technology and technology-based or technology-facilitated processes and behaviours and (2) the potential of technology to facilitate or enrich legal processes or procedures.

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Consumer Law Institute
The Inter-University Centre for Consumer & Law is a collaboration between the research group ' Company & Right ' of the University of Antwerp and members of the research domain economic law of Ghent University.

About the Consumer Law Institute


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Center for the Law of Obligations and Property
The Center for the Law of Obligations and Property is a collaboration of researchers in the field of civil law, former members, voluntary scientific staff and academic consultants, operating in the law of contract, tort and property.

About the Center for the Law of Obligations and Property



International Research Institute on Social Fraud (IRIS)
IRIS collects and provides information on social security fraud in the broadest sense of the word. This information can either be of regional, national and international importance

About IRIS

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Financial Law Institute
The main research areas within the Institute financial law are financial and economic, including private and public banking law and capital market law, as well as company law and corporate governance.

About the financial law institute.