About the Center for Statistics


The Center for Statistics of Ghent University is a formal UGent expert center uniting the several statistics research centers from the different UGent faculties. The Center for Statistics aims at educating and consulting.

    In 2001, the Ghent Center for Statistics joined the Institute for Continuing Education of the Faculty of Sciences (ICES) to organize their yearly series of targeted training modules.

    An inter-university training network FLAMES (Flanders' Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) was established in 2013 providing statistical training for doctoral students.

    In 2015, the 10th anniversary of the Master of Statistical Data Analysis was celebrated. Since 2016, the program has been restructured to two major tracks, a major Statistical Science and a major Computational Statistics.


    The center also coordinates a statistical support service FIRE (Fostering Innovative Research based on Evidence) for UGent PhD students.

    Stat-Gent CRESCENDO (CREdible SCientific Evidence for New Discoveries and Outcomes) is a consortium of the industrial research fund. An initiative to turn academic expertise into added value for industry and society. This valorizes UGent expertise in statistics and data analysis by providing a flexible interface for contract work.


    Two series of seminars are organized on regular basis: statistical lectures known as Quetelet seminars, and Nightingale seminars where findings of a particular study are presented from both a domain expert and a statistician.

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