Travel to and from work

Reimbursement of work-related travel expenses

Ghent University encourages their staff to travel by public transportation or bike. The University has therefore introduced a cycle kilometer allowance for regular cyclists. It also reimburses season tickets for public transportation.

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Bicycle rent and repair

Getting to and around Ghent can be a particular challenge for University's many employees. Out of respect for the environment UGent promotes sustainable mobility. One way of contributing to a cleaner and greener Ghent, you can use a bicycle as your main mode of transportation.

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Carpool Database

The University has subscribed to Carpool Plaza (part of Taxistop), an electronic car sharing database. University staff are able to register as users/members and search for car sharing partners. The service is free to staff. The website (http://www.carpool.be) is only available in Dutch.

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Cambio Car Sharing

The cars of the car sharing organisation Cambio are available at several central locations in Ghent and can be borrowed after reservation.

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Access to bike sheds, parkings and buildings

Access to university premises is granted by using a special badge. Make sure the department where you will be working supplies you with keys for the appropriate building(s), bike shed(s) and office(s).

Also, know that parking near a Ghent University building cannot be taken for granted.

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